Canada will be turning 150 years old in 2017. There will be celebration parties from coast to coast. By then, 100% of Canadians will be able to join a celebration of a very different kind - access to Internet speeds previously only available in urban areas.
Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's leading rural broadband service provider, announced today 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% of the rural population. It's a true digital breakthrough!
CRTC and Industry Canada have forged a vision and 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% of Canadian homes and businesses outside of the big urban cities.
Equal Access for All
Everyone, regardless of where they live, will have lightning speed online access – that's a pretty remarkable thing! Today, rural Canadians dream of using speed-intensive online activities from the comfort of their own home, such as streaming Super HD content on Netflix or downloading full video content. Businesses aspire to take the world by storm and harness the digital economy. With Xplornet's new LTE fixed-wireless and next generation satellite network, even the most remote homes and businesses in Canada will have access to the same amazing online experiences, at affordable prices, similar to their urban counterparts.
Ignoring the Impossible
"We have heard for years that getting fast, affordable high-speed Internet to 100% 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," concluded Lenehan today.
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