Xplornet Starts New 4G Satellite Broadband Service

Residents in many rural areas of Canada previously denied of 4G commercial broadband services, now have access thanks to the EchoStar XVII satellite. Xplornet Communications said EchoStar XVII, a new 4G broadband satellite, has passed all tests and has been cleared for commercial service. Residents in several rural and remote regions of British Columbia, Manitoba, […]

Xplornet Launches Second 4G Broadband Satellite

Xplornet Communications successfully launched EchoStar XVII, a Hughes 4G broadband satellite, from French Guiana. Xplornet said the launch occurred at 5:36 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday July 5th, 2012 into a geosynchronous orbit 35,888 kilometers above sea-level. That, basically, is  just high enough to get a clear view of the vast Canadian territory it will […]

Xplornet raises $230 million to expand Internet Service in rural areas

New Brunswick’s Xplornet Communications Inc. announced today that it has secured $230 million in private financing in order to expand its Internet service offerings across Canada.

The company says the funding will to expand its fixed wireless and satellite offerings among the 2.4 million Canadian households who don’t have access to landline Internet service from the big cable and telecommunications companies.