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DarkLight® for Rotherham business and education

Internet services are a vital part of day-to-day work for both businesses and schools, with demand for high-quality, reliable services increasing hugely over time. It's estimated that demand for Internet bandwidth increases roughly 50% a year, quickly leaving organisations behind.

We're introducing Rotherham schools and businesses to DarkLight, a comprehensive connectivity solution which ensures that you'll always get the level of service you need.

Starting off with guaranteed symmetrical 100 Mbps speeds, DarkLight lets you upgrade your connection at any time, with no additional construction involved, so you can always stay on top of your requirements. We currently offer a wide range of speed packages, including gigabit connectivity and world-class 10 Gbps performance.

We're dedicated to providing truly reliable performance, so our ultrafast connections are backed up with a 99.9% Service Level Agreement that ensures completely reliability, along with award-winning customer service in case you experience any issues.

Rotherham DarkLight

Our Rotherham dark fibre network runs across 27KM of Rotherham, covering the area shown on the map below, from Bradgate to central Rotherham, running out to Parkgate and more. Get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234 to see how your organisation can benefit from DarkLight connectivity.

In the attached video, we've taken a look at how some of our first DarkLight customers have been benefitting from their future-proofed connectivity - expanded services, more satisfied customers, and more possibilities.

A map of our dark fibre network in Rotherham

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

World-class Internet in Rotherham

Once DarkLight launches in Rotherham, we'll be bringing world-class, future proofed Internet to schools and businesses across the area, giving them a better level of service while opening up new possibilities for expansion. At the same time that we launch our network in Rotherham, we'll be launching Sheffield DarkLight City and transforming Doncaster into a gigabit city, as part of our project to bring world-class Internet to Yorkshire.

Call our team today at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about the ways in which DarkLight can benefit your organisation!