Cable & Telecom

Barrett Xplore makes $100-million next-gen satellite capacity buy

GERMANTOWN, Md. And WOODSTOCK, NB - Barrett Xplore Inc., Canada's largest rural broadband provider, has committed to acquire and operate over 10 Gbps of capacity on Jupiter, a next-generation, high-throughput satellite from Hughes Network Systems, the companies announced Wednesday,Jupiter is designed with more than 100 Gbps of capacity, representing a tenfold increase over existing satellites, and is scheduled for launch in 2012, says the press release. The agreement is valued in excess of U.S. $100 million."Jupiter will enable Barrett Xplore to provide significantly enhanced service offerings to our current customers, and offer additional capacity to serve hundreds of thousands of...