Future proof Internet for schools across Northampton
Northampton DarkLight
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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 100 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

On the map below, you can take a look at 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. Call us at 0345 145 1234 today and find out how you can benefit from DarkLight!

Check out the video on this page to see how DarkLight can help, with a look at how introducing DarkLight has helped some of our earliest adopters over in Leeds to improve their services and bring in even more customers!

A map of our dark fibre network in Northampton

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

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.