Xplor­net’s 4G Satel­lite Broad­band Ser­vice Comes to Mem­phré­m­a­gog

Mem­phré­m­a­gog Now has 100% Ac­cess to Broad­band

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Xplor­net Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc., Canada’s lead­ing provider of ru­ral broad­band ser­vices, is pleased to an­nounce that its first 4G broad­band satel­lite has passed all tests and is now op­er­a­tional across Red Deer County. The days of dial-up are over. Launched in Oc­to­ber 2011, Vi­asat-1 is the high­est ca­pac­ity broad­band satel­lite ever placed in or­bit over North Amer­ica, and Xplor­net has ac­quired 100% of its Cana­dian Ka-band ca­pac­ity to use ex­clu­sively to pro­vide 4G broad­band to ru­ral and re­mote Cana­di­ans.

John Maduri, CEO of Xplor­net Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, called 4G satel­lite broad­band “a game-changer” for Canada. “I can’t over­state the im­por­tance to ru­ral Cana­di­ans of be­ing able to ac­cess fast, af­ford­able broad­band. We made it our mis­sion to over­come the ur­ban/ru­ral dig­i­tal di­vide, and we are suc­ceed­ing. This should mat­ter to all Cana­di­ans. Univer­sal ac­cess to and adop­tion of In­ter­net tech­nol­ogy has to be a na­tional pri­or­ity if Canada wants to com­pete and win in the global dig­i­tal econ­omy.”

Xplor­net ini­ti­ated a pre-sale cam­paign af­ter the launch of Vi­asat-1 which in­cluded pi­lot sub­scrip­tions to ru­ral Cana­di­ans to test the in­tegrity of the broad­band ser­vice. Ac­cord­ing to Avis Sokol, Xplor­net’s VP of mar­ket­ing, “The cus­tomers on the ser­vice dur­ing the test­ing phase were from se­lect com­mu­ni­ties in On­tario, Al­berta, and Que­bec. Sales and pos­i­tive tes­ti­mo­ni­als have ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions. Now, we be­gin mar­ket­ing the ser­vice na­tion­ally through over 400 deal­ers”.

One such pi­lot sub­scrip­tion was for Pierre Faubert of Mem­phré­m­a­gog, Que­bec. “With Xplor­net’s high-speed satel­lite In­ter­net, I have dis­cov­ered a thou­sand new ways to make use of the In­ter­net.” said Faubert, “I rec­om­mend this ser­vice to all those in ru­ral ar­eas - my ex­pe­ri­ence has been very sat­is­fac­tory.”

Vi­asat-1 is the first of two 4G satel­lites Xplor­net will be us­ing to pro­vide cov­er­age across Canada. The sec­ond, Hugh­esJupiter, will be launched later this year and will fur­ther en­large Xplor­net’s 4G foot­print and ca­pac­ity. Those satel­lites, to­gether with Xplor­net’s 4G wire­less ter­res­trial net­work and ad­di­tional Ka band satel­lites mean that Xplor­net can make real, af­ford­able broad­band avail­able to vir­tu­ally 100% of Cana­di­ans, re­gard­less of where they live.

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