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Catalyst portfolio company Xplornet launches new satellite Internet service

Faster, Reliable Internet for Rural Canadians

The arrival of Xplornet’s new satellite Internet service will deliver the fastest download speeds offered via satellite in Canada

Press release: WOODSTOCK, NB – Many rural Canadians are about to see a dramatic improvement in Internet speed and capacity, thanks to the arrival of a game-changing new satellite Internet service by Xplornet Communications Inc.

Xplornet, one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers, today announced the arrival of its new Internet service on the EchoStar XIX satellite, now available to new and existing Xplornet customers in Canada.

This new satellite, combined with the scheduled launch of the ViaSat-2 satellite on June 1, 2017, will triple Xplornet’s current satellite Internet capacity.  The result is more speed and data at affordable prices for Xplornet’s customers.  Xplornet’s new Internet service will deliver the fastest speeds offered via satellite in Canada, at up to 25 megabits per second (download).

New and existing Xplornet customers are encouraged to visit to determine whether services from the new satellite are available in their area today.

“Our new satellite program is a major step in Xplornet’s history of using innovation and technology to bring Canadians closer together,” said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO of Xplornet.  “This satellite, and our next satellite that is scheduled to be in service in the first quarter of 2018, will measurably improve service for our loyal customers, and provide new customers with more data at speeds not previously available in many parts of Canada.”

The investment in these satellites reflects Xplornet’s unparalleled dedication to using innovation to make fast and affordable Internet available to Canadians in rural and remote areas.   With more speed, more data and prices starting at $59.99 per month, Xplornet is ushering in a new era of connectivity and delivering more of what matters to current and future customers.

About Xplornet Communications Inc.

Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers.  For over a decade, Xplornet has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada.  Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.  To learn more, visit

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