Viasat-1 satellite will expand internet service in remote areas of Canada

New Brunswick’s Xplornet Communications Inc. announced today that the launch the Viasat-1 satellite has been set for this Wednesday October 19th at 2:48pm EST.

Calling it North America’s first 4G broadband satellite, Xplornet says Viasat will enable the company to expand and improve its high speed internet service offerings in rural and remote areas of Canada.

Xplornet acquires RipNET in Eastern Ontario

New Brunswick’s Xplornet Communications Inc. today announced the immediate acquisition of RipNET Limited.

Located in the Brockville region, RipNET is an Internet service provider that operates in the eastern Ontario region that extends from Manotick to Gananoque, and as far north as Perth.

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.