Ultrafast Internet for Schools and Businesses across Calderdale
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Discover World-Class DarkLight® Internet in Calderdale

Ultrafast Internet connectivity is one of the biggest game-changers available for local businesses and schools, opening the doors to some fantastic new opportunities, cutting out a lot of frustrations and often reducing current costs. We're proud to be bringing the world's most advanced Internet connectivity to Calderdale as a new step in our DarkLight network rollout.

DarkLight is the last Internet connection you'll ever need to install. With every line supporting fully symmetrical, guaranteed 10 Gbps speeds from the start, you'll always be able to get the performance you require, with completely uncontended service ensuring ultrafast performance even at peak times.

With speeds starting at 300 Mbps, and prices from just £299 + VAT per month (paid annually), DarkLight delivers unmatched value for money, combining world-class performance with budget-friendly prices for schools and businesses across a huge section of Calderdale, including Halifax and many surrounding areas.

Read on to find out more about DarkLight in Calderdale, and how it can benefit your organisation, or get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234 to find out more!

Calderdale DarkLight

Our DarkLight network, shown on the map below, spans across a significant part of the Calderdale region, bringing ultrafast, dark fibre Internet connectivity to a huge number of local organisations. Along with Calderdale, our network stretches through a number of local regions, particularly including Leeds and Bradford. Explore this site or get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about DarkLight!

Wondering what it means to be a DarkLight city? Click the video to explore how ultrafast connectivity benefits a huge variety of local organisations, from schools to restaurants, offices and more.

A map of our dark fibre network in Calderdale

DarkLight Speed Comparison

Wondering how the speeds DarkLight offers measure up in real-world situations? Click any of the boxes below for some demonstrations - keep in mind that these speeds are approximate, with several factors affecting file transfer speeds.

Approximate time to transfer 100 high quality photos (400 MB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~0.3 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~3.4 seconds

DarkLight - 300 Mbps

~11.3 seconds

Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps

~1 minute, 56 seconds

Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps

~14 minutes

Approximate time to transfer an HD film (4 GB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~3.4 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~34 seconds

DarkLight - 300 Mbps

~1 minute, 55 seconds

Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps

~19 minutes, 45 seconds

Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps

~2 hours, 23 minutes and 10 seconds

Approximate time to transfer a full Blu-Ray disc (50 GB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~43 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~7 minutes, 9 seconds

DarkLight - 300 Mbps

~23 minutes, 51 seconds

Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps

~4 hours, 6 minutes and 50 seconds

Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps

~1 day, 5 hours, 49 minutes, 34 seconds

Approximate time to transfer an terabyte (1000 GB)

We've speeded up this comparison to 10 times the actual speed. However, the time estimates you'll see pop in are still accurate - with 10 Gbps DarkLight, you can upload or download a terabyte in about 15 minutes.

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~14 minutes, 40 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~2 hours, 26 minutes and 36 seconds

DarkLight - 300 Mbps

~7 hours, 57 minutes and 13 seconds

Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps

~3 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes

Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps

~25 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes

Speeding Up Calderdale

DarkLight is available to order right now across Calderdale, with our network currently covering a significant proportion of the Calderdale region. We're planning to bring our Calderdale dark fibre network fully live shortly - stay tuned for more information on our progress!

In most cases, installing DarkLight comes with a one-off cost of £2500 - however, in many cases, we're able to significantly subsidise this, cutting down the cost of bringing in ultrafast DarkLight connectivity significantly. Right now, it's possible to install DarkLight for free, via the incredible Gigabit Connectivity Voucher programme - click through for more information!

Whether you're interested in ordering DarkLight or want to find out more about our advanced service, get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234.