Future proof Internet for schools across Northampton

Northampton DarkLight

Bringing world-class Internet to Northampton schools with DarkLight®

Whether they're introducing new technology like tablet programmes and online backups, using online educational resources, or anything else, schools are using the Internet more than ever before. Despite the increasing importance of Internet connectivity in education, many schools just aren't getting adequate services, held back by expensive, underdelivering connections.

We're dedicated to ensuring that schools get reliable, fast connectivity at a low cost, and we're proud to be releasing DarkLight, the biggest step for Internet connectivity since Broadband.

DarkLight provides ultrafast, completely reliable connectivity at a significantly lower cost than leased lines, while offering completely unmatched flexibility. Guaranteed, symmetrical DarkLight speeds start off at 300 Mbps for the equivalent of just £299 a month, while other DarkLight speeds include gigabit connectivity and world-class 10 Gbps performance.

Because it's based on dark fibre, DarkLight is completely future-proofed - once a connection's installed, you'll be able to change your bandwidth at practically any time, with no additional construction. That means that you'll never be held back by slow Internet speeds again.

Northampton DarkLight

Click here to view a map of Doncaster, showing the area our 45 KM dark fibre network from CityFibre covers across Northampton, crossing over the city centre, running up to the University and down to Hardingstone and Preston Deanery. 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.

DarkLight Speed Comparison

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

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 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 100 high quality photos (400 MB)

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 an HD film (4 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 a full Blu-Ray disc (50 GB)

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

Approximate time to transfer an terabyte (1000 GB)

Ultrafast Northampton Internet

As we launch DarkLight in Northampton, we'll be able to supply a huge amount of the area with multi-gigabit Internet connectivity. Our network stretches from the centre of Northampton out to the University, Brackmills Industrial Estate and more. As such, we'll be able to offer ultrafast connectivity services to a significant range of the area's schools in the coming months. We'll also be launching in Milton Keynes in the next few months, as another great DarkLight city!

With DarkLight due to launch in Northampton in the next few months, just give our team a call at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about how DarkLight can help your school. We'll give you some more information and keep you updated about what's coming up, all with no obligation to buy.

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