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DarkLight® next-generation connectivity for Milton Keynes schools

With more and more useful educational resources available online, schools are relying on their Internet connectivity more than ever. However, they're often held back by the options available to them, with high costs, low speeds and unreliable connections all holding schools back.

At Exa Networks, we've spent over 10 years working to provide schools with comprehensive connectivity solutions, and we're proud to be introducing DarkLight - the biggest step for Internet connectivity since broadband.

DarkLight is designed to be the last Internet connection you'll ever need to install. Completely futureproofed, DarkLight allows you to change your bandwidth at any point without additional construction, with guaranteed, symmetrical speeds starting from 100Mbps, delivering ultrafast performance at a significantly lower costs than schools like yours are typically paying for their current connectivity.

Backed up with a 99.9% SLA and award-winning customer service, DarkLight also makes sure that you never have to worry about Internet outages.

Milton Keynes DarkLight

Our Milton Keynes dark fibre network from CityFibre covers 160km of the city, ranging across the city centre, Bletchley, and a whole lot more - the map below shows exactly where the network is located. Call our team today at 0345 145 1234 and see how DarkLight can make a difference to you!

Interested in seeing how others have benefitted from introducing DarkLight connectivity? Check out the video to see what two of the earliest adopters of DarkLight technology have to say about how their upgraded connectivity has helped them.

A map of our dark fibre network in Milton Keynes

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

Gigabit performance for Milton Keynes

When DarkLight launches in Milton Keynes, we'll be covering a huge amount of the area, ensuring that most schools and academies located around Milton Keynes will be able to get a world-class answer for their Internet requirements. Along with Milton Keynes, we'll be launching our services in Northampton, transforming the areas into our first DarkLight Cities outside of Yorkshire.

Back when we announced our move into Milton Keynes with our partners at CityFibre, city councillor and cabinet member for resources and innovation Rob Middleton said that 'it's difficult to overstate how much of an impact becoming a Gigabit City is going to have on Milton Keynes'. We're looking forward to introducing DarkLight to the area, cutting down on school bills while bringing them completely future proofed and reliable Internet services for the modern day.

Call us now at 0345 145 1234 to register your school's interest in DarkLight! We'll explain more about how DarkLight can help you, and keep you updated as we head closer to launch, with absolutely no obligation on your part.