Launching DarkLight in Wakefield
It’s been almost a year since we introduced Bradford and Leeds to the world’s most flexible Internet connectivity option - DarkLight. Since then, we’ve brought ultrafast, future-proofed connectivity to several additional cities across the North, working to make the region one of the fastest-connected areas in the world.
Now, we’re proud to announce that Wakefield is set to be the latest DarkLight city, as we’re giving thousands of local businesses and schools the opportunity to benefit from ultrafast connectivity at a price significantly lower than practically any other ultrafast option.
DarkLight is the single most flexible option for Internet connectivity available - it’s designed to be the last connection you’ll need to install, with easily upgradable speeds and a vast scope for upgrades making it ideal for Wakefield organisations.
Head over to our Wakefield DarkLight page to find out more about our rollout in Wakefield, or read on to find out more about DarkLight - and the subsidies available for Wakefield businesses investing in new technology!
To find out how DarkLight can benefit you, get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234!
What is DarkLight?
DarkLight is the first commercially available dark fibre connectivity option. Essentially, dark fibre means that we have total control over how your connection works, allowing us to give you truly unmatched flexibility and performance across the board.
Every single DarkLight connection can support 10 Gbps speeds, while being completely uncontended from our network to you - which means you get exactly what you need from your connection, with no drops in speeds. We offer a range of symmetrical speed packages, starting off at 100 Mbps, and including gigabit performance, 500 Mbps speeds and far more.
Once your connection is installed, you can change your performance at practically any time. If 100 Mbps ends up not being enough a few years from now, you can easily upgrade to a faster package with absolutely no additional construction.
As mentioned, DarkLight is significantly cheaper than most other ultrafast options. Prices start at just £3588 plus VAT a year for 100 Mbps - versus roughly £5000+ for an equivalent leased line option, while our gigabit option is £5988 plus VAT a year, while it’s practically impossible to find a guaranteed gigabit leased line at under £10,000 a year.
We’re focused on delivering complete reliability - as part of that, we provide a full 99.9% Service Level Agreement with every DarkLight contract, while our award-winning support team constantly works to provide the best customer service on the market.
Where is DarkLight Available?
We’ve partnered with CityFibre to provide DarkLight connectivity across a huge part of Wakefield. Our network spans an incredible area of the city, as shown on the map below:
If your business or school is located near our network, you should be able to receive DarkLight. In some cases, we’ll be able to cover slightly further-out locations - call our team at 0345 145 1234 to discuss your requirements. We’ll do everything we can to provide you with the level of Internet connectivity performance that you need.
Helping out with the cost of DarkLight
While DarkLight is significantly cheaper than other options for ultrafast connectivity, many businesses might not be ready to invest in an ultrafast option. Right now, there’s a way to hugely cut down the cost of investing in DarkLight - Digital Growth Vouchers from Digital Enterprise.
Designed to subsidise SMEs across the Leeds City Region investing in new business technology, the vouchers are major game changers, cutting off a full 40% of the cost of adopting any technology with the potential to benefit a business, all the way up to a £5000 maximum subsidy. That makes it easier than ever to invest in ultrafast connectivity for your business - and with DarkLight’s future-proof flexibility, you’ll never need to invest in another line.
Wakefield is one of the areas where Digital Enterprise Vouchers are available, with just a few conditions for application. You’ll find those conditions on the website linked above - get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 with any questions and for information on applying for a Digital Growth Voucher. Right now, the scheme’s on a temporary pause to handle the huge number of applications. They’ll be starting up again in June - so make sure to get your application prepared!