Cable & Telecom

Xplornet acquires Canadian capacity on ViaSat-2 satellite

WOODSTOCK, NB - Rural broadband service provider Xplornet Communications has contracted with ViaSat Inc. for all of the Canadian residential capacity on its upcoming ViaSat-2 satellite, scheduled to launch in 2016.Xplornet, which currently offers high-speed Internet on the ViaSat-1 satellite, said that it will be able to offer faster speeds and more data throughput for its customers with the doubling of bandwidth efficiency expected from ViaSat-2.  The company will also purchase network operations, annual network maintenance, gateways, ground equipment and subscriber terminals. The commitment is for the life of the satellite and the value is up to $275 million, depending...

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.