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 […]

Federal PCs to Expand Broadband Networks in First Nation Communities

SaskTel and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) have partnered with the Federal Government of Canada to boost Internet services in 68 aboriginal communities. More than 15,000 students in 89 on-reserve schools will benefit from the move and Canada’s First Nations should see drastic improvement through better online access to matters related to healthcare, […]