The Globe and Mail | Xplornet Communications to boost network spending, speeds

Xplornet launches bold new plan to improve rural broadband

Rural Canadians will soon have access to faster speeds and more data as Catalyst-backed Xplornet Communications Inc. makes historic investments in its national broadband network, enabled by the Government of Canada’s Accelerated Investment Incentive. The bold new investment plan will position Xplornet to deliver 5G wireless services nationally to rural Canadians.

Telecompetitor | Xplornet 5G Ready Deployment Planned for New Brunswick

Catalyst portfolio company Xplornet is bringing the necessary telecom infrastructure to New Brunswick rural homes and businesses to provision 5G services. The first phase of the project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. This new Xplornet broadband service will support speeds of 100 Mbps. Xplornet will make the province one of the first areas in Canada to have access to 5G ready technology, once the company finishes deploying its hybrid fiber wireless network.

Mobile Syrup | Xplornet preps for 5G rollout in 2020 with Eastern Ontario fibre investment

Rural fixed wireless and satellite internet provider Xplornet, a Catalyst portfolio company, is preparing for its first 5G offerings with a new fibre deployment jointly funded by the government. The New Brunswick-based company announced a joint investment of $36 million with the Canadian government to build out a fibre network in Eastern Ontario. Xplornet is funding the majority of the project by setting aside $25.2 million, while the Government of Canada is pitching in $10.8 million via the Connect to Innovate program.

Financial Post: Why Xplornet believes it can succeed as Manitoba’s fourth wireless carrier

Taking on the Big Three is notoriously difficult, but here’s why Catalyst portfolio company Xplornet may have a fighting chance in Manitoba, Canada. Xplornet is getting ready to introduce itself to a more urban audience after stepping into the public spotlight last year by surprising industry watchers with a supporting role in BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., one of the largest telecommunications deals in Canadian history.

Xplornet acquires NetSet’s Internet access business

Catalyst portfolio company Xplornet, one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers, entered into an agreement for the purchase of the Internet access business of NetSet Communications. The acquisition is the largest in Xplornet’s history and accelerates the company’s continued expansion across Western Canada.

Xplornet opens new regional office in Cornwall, Ontario

Less than a year ago, Xplornet announced that it would invest at least $40 million in its new Cornwall operations. Cornwall was selected as the preferred location because of its strong local economy and the quality of its workforce. 

Catalyst portfolio company Xplornet successfully launches ViaSat-2 satellite from the Guiana Space Center

Rural Canadians are once again about to get a big boost in Internet speed and capacity, thanks to game-changing new investments in satellite Internet service by Xplornet Communications Inc. Xplornet, one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers, announced the successful launch of the ViaSat-2 satellite from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. ViaSat-2 is one half of Xplornet’s new satellite broadband program, which triples Xplornet’s current satellite Internet capacity. Xplornet is the exclusive Canadian residential provider on two satellites, the two highest capacity broadband satellites ever launched.