Bill Barrett and Ed Barrett, Founders of Barrett Xplore Inc., Inducted into New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame

January 1, 2010

It is with great pleasure that Barrett Xplore Inc., Canada’s largest rural broadband provider, announces the induction of both its founders, Bill Barrett and Ed Barrett, into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame for their leadership in business and community.

The New Brunswick Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame gala is the foremost awards ceremony and dinner, honouring deserving business leaders in New Brunswick who have helped shape the business community in the province. “With these awards, we celebrate the achievements of some of the brightest business minds from our province. This year, we are celebrating leaders who have been a catalyst for tremendous change throughout their careers” said Connie Woodside, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of New Brunswick.

“Our New Brunswick values have always informed our approach to building the business, and we’re really delighted to be acknowledged alongside these other tremendous New Brunswick entrepreneurs.” Said Bill Barrett, Co-Founder of Barrett Xplore Inc.

“We are truly honoured to receive such an outstanding acknowledgment from the New Brunswick Junior Achievement Hall of Fame,” said Ed Barrett, Co-Founder of Barrett Xplore Inc.

Through the efforts of the New Brunswick government, the Barretts and Barrett Xplore Inc., New Brunswick became the first province to have 100% broadband coverage. Both Barrett brothers received their awards on November 16, 2010 at the Hall of Fame gala hosted at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre.

About Barrett Xplore Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Barrett Xplore Inc. operates Xplornet Internet Services, Canada’s largest rural broadband provider, with customers and dealers in every province and territory. Barrett Xplore aims to bridge the urban/rural digital divide by ensuring that every Canadian, regardless of where they live, has access to broadband, thereby enabling them to compete effectively in the global economy and gain access to essential government and educational services. For additional information, please visit www.xplornet.com.