Xplornet expands LTE wireless internet offerings in rural Canada

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Credit: Xplornet Communications Inc. (CNW Group/Xplornet Communications Inc.)

Xplornet Communications, one of Canada’s largest rural-broadband providers, has expanded its rural internet access to more areas of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia. According to the company blog post, the company has been working to further expand its offerings to underserved areas.

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Source: Xplornet Blog, Leduc Tower, South

Fixed wired internet service providers, provide customers who live in rural areas (who cannot access traditional wire-line broadband) access to broadband other companies might not provide. Xplornet’s wireless broadband service uses microwave link and LTE technology to interconnect a system of towers to the customers’ homes and the broader internet. Xplornet offers speeds using their LTE-wireless network of up to 50mbps (10mbps upload) and has packages that do include unlimited data. See here.

Each new tower we build means more rural Canadians in remote areas of the country can get connected to high-speed Internet. When we upgrade it means we’ve added new technology so that Xplornet’s family of subscribers have access to more bandwidth and higher speeds.

Xplornet Blog

As part of it’s expansion efforts, Xplornet announced the following locations having recently had their towers upgraded or new towers installed:

Tower’s NameProvinceDateCommunity Name
Cooking LakeAlberta22-Aug-20Division No. 11
TatamagoucheNova Scotia22-Aug-20Colchester
Clyde (SO)Ontario31-Aug-20Waterloo
Paris POP (SO)Ontario31-Aug-20Brant
Sandhurst ShoresOntario31-Aug-20Lennox and Addington
NamaoAlberta14-Sept-20Division No. 11
Deseronto Mount CarmelOntario16-Sept-20Hastings
Seeley’s BayOntario25-Sept-20Leeds and Grenville
Lily LakeAlberta25-Sept-20Division No. 11
Ceylon South POPOntario28-Sept-20Grey
Seba Beach POPAlberta30-Sept-20Division No. 11
Garden GroveAlberta30-Sept-20Division No. 11
Erskine TowerAlberta2-Oct-20Division No. 7
RDW Poplar RidgeAlberta6-Oct-20Division No. 8
Munster Hamlet POPOntario19-Oct-20Ottawa
Source: Xplornet

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Source: Xplornet Blog, Rathburn Tower

While not everyone was covered by the list of service expansions/upgrades above, residents in other under-served areas of Canada, including those in Ramara, Ontario recently saw towers go online. Xplornet in a statement on their blog stated that they recently built three new towers in Ramara Township and upgraded five others to bring high-speed internet to the area.

The company stated in their blog that they will continue to provide monthly updates about their expansion on their website/blog. The company suggests contacting them at 1-855-291-3383 to check service availability.

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