Xplornet announces plan to deliver 25 Mbps broadband Internet to 100 per cent of rural Canadians

To provide homes and businesses with internet download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100 per cent of the rural population

Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s leading rural broadband service provider, announced recently that it will be the first telecommunications company in Canada to provide homes and businesses with internet download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100 per cent of the rural population.

CRTC and Industry Canada have forged an action plan to ensure all Canadians have equal access to high speed broadband. Xplornet has embraced this vision and is executing a plan to provide customers outside big cities with the most attractive Internet experience that technology can provide.

Xplornet has started rolling out a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) fixed-wireless network this year and will activate two state of the art next generation satellites in 2016 with the aim of making 25 Mbps broadband service available at affordable prices to 100 per net of Canadian homes and businesses outside of the big urban cities.

“We have heard for years that getting fast, affordable high-speed Internet to 100 per cent of the country isn’t possible – that the technology and dollars just are not there,” said Allison Lenehan, president of Woodstock, NB based Xplornet.

“We have made it our mission to ignore the impossible and make access to fast, reliable internet access a reality. Despite Canada’s massive geography and difficult topography, it will not matter where you live, even in the far north, we will deliver an Internet experience that can handle even the most speed-intensive online applications, and we’ll do it for about the same price you would pay if you lived in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Fredericton.”

Xplornet will continue to invest in the evolution of its rural broadband networks.

“As we roll out our new LTE fixed wireless and satellite networks, we believe the technology advances we are making will continue to push the boundaries forward and someday soon we will be announcing 100 Mbps download speeds. Stay tuned, it’s pretty amazing stuff,” said Lenehan.