Opening up Access to Gigabit Internet in Calderdale

CALDERDALE Gigabit Vouchers

Cut out DarkLight Installation Costs across Calderdale

One of the most recent areas reached by our DarkLight network expansion, Calderdale's set to start seeing the benefits of ultrafast Internet connectivity very soon. With our network spanning a significant part of the area, including Halifax and more, we're making ultrafast, future-proof connectivity accessible to a huge number of local organisations.

Right now, we're able to offer an incredible opportunity making now the absolute best time for Calderdale SMEs to invest in superfast Internet. Through the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher scheme, we're able to completely cut out the cost of installing DarkLight for most Calderdale SMEs, completely removing the typical £2500 installation fee!

Designed to help give SMEs access to ultrafast connectivity, the Gigabit Voucher programme is designed to make application simple, with quick turnarounds and some major advantages - read on to find out more and apply for the vouchers, or call us today at 0345 145 1234 for more information!

Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Eligibility

At the moment, the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher programme is only available in a few areas, including Leeds and the surrounding area. In order to apply for the vouchers, there's a few requirements your business has to meet - more information is available on the voucher eligibility page:


• You must be located in one of the regions covered by the programme.
• You must have less than 250 employees.
• You must have a balance sheet under €43 million or a turnover below €50 million.
• You must not have received more than the permitted de minimis level of aid (typically €200,000) over the last 3 years.
• Your new connection must at least double your current Internet speed, and deliver at least 300 Mbps speeds.
• Your connection must be installed within 12 months of the voucher being provided.


Call our team today at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about how the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher scheme can help you!


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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)

Applying for a Gigabit Connectivity Voucher

The Gigabit Connectivity Voucher scheme is designed to help applicants quickly, without any site visits or long delays gathering over-detailed information to determine eligibility. Unlike most other applications, the gigabit voucher application is filled in by Exa, one of the few companies currently able to apply for the vouchers.

There's two easy ways to apply for a gigabit connectivity voucher - get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 or DarkLight@exa.net.uk to discuss your needs, or fill out the form below so we can get a headstart on processing your application.

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