Xplornet Launches Fast 25 Mbps High-Speed Internet in Rural Grande Prairie

March 4, 2015

Xplornet Communications Inc., Alberta’s leading rural high-speed Internet Service Provider (ISP), is proud to announce the successful launch of 25 Mbps rural high-speed Internet in the Grande Prairie region. This huge advance in rural Internet speed is a result of Xplornet’s investment in leading-edge Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for its fixed wireless high-speed Internet network.  Grande Prairie is the first region in Alberta to receive the upgrade to LTE.

“The Grande Prairie region will now enjoy the fastest Internet speeds being offered to rural communities across Canada,” said Xplornet President Allison Lenehan. “We’re thrilled about how this transformative speed, which would have been unimaginable only a few years ago, will improve the Internet experience for rural Albertans.”

At speeds of 25 Mbps, Xplornet customers will be able to experience everything the Internet has to offer, from streaming super HD content to downloading full-screen video, at affordable prices.  For rural businesses, these Internet speeds also mean that entrepreneurs will be able to do business with the world on a world-class network. “We are providing breakthrough speeds that will take Internet service for rural Canadians to the next level and enable our customers to do more of what they love online,” said Lenehan.

World Class Technology – Local Support

With a network of hundreds of dealers across Canada, Xplornet understands how important fast and reliable Internet is to living and doing business in rural and remote communities. As one of Xplornet’s local dealers in the Grande Prairie area, Melissa Wright from Skyline Microsystems expects strong interest in Xplornet’s upgraded speeds. “What Xplornet is offering around Grande Prairie is something that has never been done before. 25 Mbps Internet is as fast as or faster than what a lot of people in towns in Alberta can even get. I know we’ll be busy keeping up with demand.”

There’s More to Come

Xplornet will continue to roll out upgraded speeds to other communities in Alberta, moving forward toward its goal of making 25 Mbps high-speed Internet available across Canada by 2017.

About Xplornet Communications Inc.

Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. (formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) is Canada’s leading rural broadband provider. We believe everyone should have access to the transformative benefits of broadband, so we make our service available everywhere in Canada, including the hard to reach places. We overcome the challenges of Canada’s vast geography through our deployment of Canada’s first national 4G network, which leverages both fixed-wireless towers on the ground and next-generation satellites in space. Our customers live in the farthest reaches of the country and just outside of major urban centres, and through our coast-to-coast network of local dealers we connect them to all that the Internet offers. Xplornet is high-speed Internet – for all of Canada.

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Morten Paulsen

Tel: (403) 453-0062

Email: morten@paulsengroup.ca