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Future proof DarkLight® internet in Leeds

In the modern day, both businesses and schools need high-quality, reliable Internet connectivity to deliver great results.

That’s where DarkLight steps in. Built to deliver world-class, future-proofed and completely reliable connectivity, DarkLight is really the biggest leap for Internet services since broadband came along.

With DarkLight, you’ll be getting the last Internet connection you’ll ever need to install. That’s not a boast that’s going to seem ridiculous 10 years down the line. It’s not marketing spin. It’s completely true.

Built on a Dark Fibre network from our partners CityFibre, DarkLight delivers world-class speeds, with guaranteed 10 Gbps performance (that’s over 400 times the UK residential average) available now across Leeds.

Head over to our DarkLight Features page to discover more about what makes DarkLight the most advanced option for Internet connectivity, or head to either our DarkLight School or Business pages to see how it can benefit you.

Digital Growth Vouchers

Businesses around Leeds, Bradford and the Leeds City Region can save up to £5000 on the cost of new technology with Digital Growth Vouchers - click through to find out more about how the vouchers work and how to apply for them!

Leeds DarkLight

On the map below, you'll see the area covered by our 117 KM Leeds dark fibre network in CityFibre, from central Leeds out to Headingley, Pudsey, Horsforth and far more. Call our team today at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about how DarkLight can help you!

Wondering how DarkLight can help businesses like yours grow and develop? Check out the attached video for a quick look at how some great local businesses - restaurant IT provider Eat IT, Drink IT and Leeds restaurant Ricci's - have benefitted since bringing in DarkLight connectivity.

A map of our dark fibre network in Leeds

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 - 100 Mbps

~34 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 - 100 Mbps

~5 minutes, 44 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 - 100 Mbps

~1 hour, 11 minutes, 35 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 - 100 Mbps

~1 day and 26 minutes

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

Making Leeds Faster

We launched DarkLight in Leeds back in April 2016 as one of our first gigabit cities. As you can see with our network map, DarkLight is available in pretty much every major area for business in Leeds, particularly around the central area. Our wider network also covers a number of cities around Leeds - head over to our DarkLight Gigabit Cities page to find out more.

At launch, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council James Lewis explained that our rollout ‘allows businesses to become more efficient and productive’ and that it was ‘important in underpinning our ongoing economic growth’ - we’re proud to be supporting both businesses and schools across the capital of the North.

We’re currently running a special launch discount on multi-gigabit internet installation for Leeds businesses and schools. Installing DarkLight normally costs £2500, often less than a leased line installation would be.

However, we’re offering an incredible £2000 discount for the first 125 connections! With our launch discount, organisations across Leeds just have to pay £500 for DarkLight internet installation. Definitely not an opportunity to be missed.

Interested in finding out more about how DarkLight can help you? Call us today at 0345 145 1234!