Cable & Telecom

Barrett Xplore trials new rural broadband package in BC

CALGARY – Rural broadband provider Barrett Xplore has begun test-marketing an Internet service package designed to address “the affordability gap” that it says is experienced by many rural Canadians.Using the areas around Barriere, BC, the company is offering local residents a satellite broadband service with speeds up to 1.5 Mbps for $49.99 per month, with an upfront cost of $99 and no equipment purchase cost. Historically, a high-speed satellite service package of this nature had installation and equipment costs of over $500 and a monthly fee of approximately $120 per month."Barriere is rural BC”, said Bill Macdonald, SVP strategic business development,...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.