Xplornet Partners with WildBlue Enterprise solutions to Expand Sales Territories Across Canada (Cdn release)

January 1, 2006

Woodstock, New Brunswick – Xplornet Internet Services today announced that it has partnered with WildBlue Enterprise SolutionsTM, a US-based satellite broadband provider, to offer Xplornet’s enterprise-class high speed, two-way satellite-delivered products and services to US-based business customers across Canada. Xplornet – a brand of Barrett Xplore Inc. – is the national reseller for Telesat Canada’s Ka-Band service and is Canada’s largest wireless broadband service provider.

Under this agreement, WildBlue Enterprise Solutions’ Value Added Resellers (VARs) will operate, on a wholesale basis, as Xplornet VARs to offer Canadian-based business customers a similar Ka-band service they utilize on Telesat’s AnikF2 satellite with WildBlue. Xplornet delivers fast, affordable, high-speed Internet access to communities across Canada that are unserved by other broadband providers or underserved by dial-up.

“We are thrilled to partner with Xplornet and help our VARs expand the footprint of their Ka-band sales territories by including Canada,” said John Beattie, Director of WildBlue Enterprise Solutions. “This is a great opportunity for our VARs to work on an integrated basis with customers that have both U.S. and Canadian locations, and communities that are natural extensions to WildBlue’s established business for providing high-speed options to underserved or unserved areas in the U.S.”

“We are pleased to be able to make Xplornet available to WildBlue Enterprise Solutions’ VARs,” said Bill MacDonald, Xplornet’s Vice President of Products and Service. “They can now seamlessly offer their prospective Canadian customers a similarly great Ka-band service on the same satellite as WildBlue and utilize similar equipment as well.”

About WildBlue
WildBlue Communications, Inc. was established to provide broadband access to consumers and small offices in rural areas and small cities. Service is available in the contiguous United States. WildBlue also offers service for the Enterprise VSAT market under the name of WildBlue Enterprise SolutionsTM. More information on the company is available at www.wildblue.com.

Xplornet – a brand of Barrett Xplore Inc – is Canada’s largest and fastest growing wireless broadband service provider. Xplornet delivers affordable, high-speed Internet access on a national basis to communities that are un-serviced by other broadband service providers or underserved by dial-up. With its head office in New Brunswick and offices and agents across the country, Xplornet is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of all Canadians in suburban, rural and remote areas for Broadband services including high-speed Internet access. www.xplornet.com