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Multi-Gigabit DarkLight® Connectivity in Wakefield

High speed Internet connectivity is increasingly vital for both businesses and schools – but many simply don't have access to the level of performance that they need. That problem is particularly highlighted in Wakefield, where broadband speeds are some of the slowest in the UK.

That's why we're bringing world-class Internet performance to Wakefield with DarkLight.

DarkLight is completely future-proofed Internet connectivity, delivering ultrafast, symmetrical speeds that users can change at practically any time. With every line designed to support a full 10 Gbps speed, delivered at all times due to our uncontended service, DarkLight's the very last Internet connection you'll need to install.

Over on our DarkLight Features page, you'll be able to see even more about what makes DarkLight the best choice for Wakefield schools and businesses, from our unmatched flexibility to our award-winning customer support. Our DarkLight for schools and DarkLight for business pages also take a look at how our service can help your organisation.

Digital Growth Vouchers

Businesses in Wakefield and the surrounding area can cut up to £5000 off the cost of introducing new technology, from Internet connectivity to new hardware & business software, with the new Digital Growth Voucher scheme from Digital Enterprise – click to find out more!

Wakefield DarkLight

Our DarkLight network spans a huge section of Wakefield, covering the area shown in the map below. In total, the network covers an incredible area, spanning central Wakefield and stretching all the way up towards Leeds, while reaching several areas around the city. Call our team at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about where DarkLight's available – and how it can help you!

With DarkLight available around several cities, our service is making a real difference for real people. Check out our video on this page to see how one Leeds restaurant is benefiting from introducing ultrafast connectivity with DarkLight, or give us a call to see what some of our other customers have to say.

Mapping the DarkLight network in Wakefield

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

Speeding up Wakefield

Wakefield is the very latest DarkLight city, and the first to launch in 2017. We've made sure that our network covers practically every major area in Wakefield. We estimate that our Wakefield network can reach thousands of schools and businesses across the city, making it easier – and cheaper – than ever for Wakefield organisations to get the incredible benefits that introducing ultrafast connectivity can bring.

We're working to transform the North into one of the fastest connected areas in the world, ensuring that businesses and schools can get the high-speed, reliable Internet performance that they need to stand out from the crowd. We've brought DarkLight to a range of Northern cities, from our initial launches in Leeds and Bradford to an expansion through Sheffield and surrounding areas like Rotherham and Doncaster.

In most cases, installing DarkLight comes with a one-time fee of £2500 if you're near our network, often cheaper than introducing a leased line. Because of DarkLight's future-proof design, you'll never have to worry about the cost of another line, as you can change your speed at practically any time.

Wondering how DarkLight can help you? Call our expert team at 0345 145 1234 to discuss your requirements!