Barrett Xplore Donates High-Speed Internet Service to New Autism Resource Centre

January 1, 2005

Perth-Andover, NB – Barrett Xplore, through its Xplornet brand, is pleased to announce it is donating wireless high-speed Internet service to the new Upper Valley Autism Resource Center which serves Florenceville to Plaster Rock, located in Perth-Andover.

This complimentary service will allow individuals, caregivers and health professionals using the center to access fast, reliable high-speed Internet – an important tool for people with autism as well as their families. Users will be able to quickly and easily search for and download the most up-to-date material on autism research and treatment, breaking the barriers to information that people living in rural communities struggle with.

“The Xplornet service will be an excellent resource for families using the Upper Valley Resource Center,” said Bruce Barr, President & CEO, Barrett Xplore. “High-speed Internet is an essential service, providing a wealth of information for the many families affected by this condition.”
“We are grateful to Barrett Xplore for this generous donation that connects our Center to the technology we need to help us better manage the reality of autism in our lives,” said Ryan McAuley, Upper Valley Autism Resource Center board member.

An increasing number of families have to cope with this severe, incurable life-long condition. One in every 200 children is born with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and there are over 190,000 Canadians with ASDs today. The goal of the Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre is to help local families in the community by providing programs and information to enhance the understanding of autism.

Barrett Xplore, through its Xplornet brand, has been a proud supporter of many activities in the area. In addition to the Upper Valley Autism Resource Centre, Xplornet is also a Sponsor of the Woodstock High School Wildcats Girls’ Hockey Team and was Gold Level Sponsor of Plaster Rock’s World Pond Hockey Championships.

About Barrett Xplore
Barrett Xplore Inc. – through its Xplornet brand – is Canada’s largest and fastest growing wireless broadband service provider. Through a combination of industry-leading technology, superior high-speed Internet service delivery and best-in-class customer service, Xplornet will bring the advantages of broadband connectivity to underserved businesses and residences across Canada, no matter where they are located. Additionally, Barrett Xplore has built a strong platform in the sales and distribution of consumer electronics products and accessories for leading brands such as Star Choice, Philips and Fellowes. Barrett Xplore is a privately-held company owned by Barrett Corporation of Woodstock, New Brunswick and Sandler Capital Management, New York. For more information, please visit www.xplornet.com.