Speed Boost: Xplornet Deploys 50/10 Mbps Services in New Brunswick

November 13, 2020

Rural residents in New Brunswick now have access to plans offering download speeds up 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps, with unlimited data

MONCTON, NB – Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s largest rural-focused broadband service provider, has exciting news to share for rural residents in New Brunswick looking for faster speeds and more data.

“New Brunswickers want to go faster – and Xplornet has delivered,” said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO of Xplornet. “Today, we are beyond excited to make 50/10 Mbps with unlimited data plans available to rural households and businesses in our home province.”

Enabled by substantial investment in the capacity and expansion of Xplornet’s LTE fixed wireless network in recent years, the launch of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed plans to over 150 communities in New Brunswick means that rural residents will now be able to take full advantage of online technologies enabling remote work, telehealth, e-learning and entertainment streaming. With this announcement, Xplornet will now be providing services that meet the CRTC’s Universal Service Objective of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload on its entire LTE fixed wireless network in New Brunswick.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic moving so much of our lives online, rural Canadians are asking for Internet services that keep pace with the biggest cities,” said Lenehan. “Xplornet is focused on investing in our network so we make sure that rural Canadians stay connected to family, friends and work – no matter where they choose to live.”

Xplornet also announced the signing of an agreement with the Province to deliver the second phase of a comprehensive next-generation broadband (Internet) infrastructure project for rural New Brunswick. Supported by a $40 million contribution from Infrastructure Canada’s Rural and Northern Communities funding stream, Xplornet will be investing over $90 million in the construction of this project which will deliver the next generation of rural Internet service – up to 100 Mbps download speeds – to 73,000 rural homes and businesses, by 2022.

“Our work with the Province of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada have helped make our home province a leader in Internet connectivity,” said Lenehan. “We are grateful for their support and are excited to get to work on making this next-generation network a reality.”

Xplornet’s 50/10 Mbps packages are available across New Brunswick and are affordably priced starting at $59.99 per month for the first three months. Details can be found at www.xplornet.com/internet-packages/.

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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 fixed and mobile broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada.  Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique hybrid fibre wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.

For inquiries, please contact:

Steve Van Groningen
Manager, Corporate Affairs
media@corp.xplornet.com 

 

 

New Brunswick Communities with Available 50/10 Services

Adamsville

Allardville

Alnwick

Anfield

Aulac

Bannon

Barnaby

Barnesville

Bass River

Bath

Beaconsfield

Beaver Harbour

Beechwood

Bell Grove

Benton

Black Harbour

Blue Hill

Bon Accord

Botsford Portage

Bouctouche

Bristol

Caledonia

Cambridge

Cardwell

Carrs Mountain

Caverhill

Central Hainsville

Charlo

Chatham

Cherry Hill

Codys

Coles Island

Cormier-Village

Crockets Corner

Crombie Settlement

Cumberland Bay

Davidson Lake

Dawson Settlement

Dipper Harbour

Dorchester

Douglas Harbour

Durham Bridge

Edmundston

Fairfield

Gagetown

Galloway

Gardner Creek

Grand Falls

Halls Hills

Hampton

Hamtown Corner

Hartfield

Havelock

Hawkins Corner

Hillsborough

Holmesville

Hope Well Cape

Hopewell

Howland Ridge

Jacksontown

Jemseg

Jericho

Jewetts Mills

Jordan Mountain

Kars

Keswick

Keswick Ridge

Kingsclear

Knoxford

Lake George

Lake Utopia

Lavillette

Lewis Mountain

Lindys

Longpoint

Lower Anfield

Lower Newcastle

Lower Queensbury

Lower Wakefield

Lower Windsor

Lower Woodstock

Maces Bay

Mayfield

McCully

Mckees Mills

Meductic

Melrose

Memramcook

Millville

Miscou

Miscou Island

Molus River

Mount Champlain

Mountain Brook

Mt. Middleton

Muniac

Murray Settlement

Musquash

Nackawic

Napan

Nashwaak

New Denmark

Noinville

North Lake

Oak Bay

Otter Lake

Pennfield

Pickett’s Cove

Pineville

Plaster Rock

Port Elgin

Portage Vale

Queenstown

Riceville

Richibucto

Ripples

Rockland

Rocky Corner

Saint Charles

Saint David

Saint George

Saint- Ignace

Saint Margarets

Saint-Joseph-de-Kent

Salt Springs

Shampers

Sharpes Mountain

Shemogue

Skiff Lake

Smithfield

St Paul

St. Damien

St. Leonard

St. Martins

St. Norbert

Stanley

Steeves Mountain

Sutton POP

Taylor Villiage

Titusville

Tracadie

Tracy

Trois-Ruisseaux

Tunaville

Upper Hainesville

Upper Kent

Upper South Hampton

Warwick

Waterborough

Welch Cove

White’s Settlement

Whitney

Whittier Ridge

Williamsburg

Williamstown