Cable & Telecom

Xplornet says it will soon be 5G-ready in New Brunswick with $120-million investment

ST. MARTINS, N.B – Xplornet and the federal government announced Friday a major upgrade is coming to its fixed-wireless broadband infrastructure in New Brunswick.A $120-million investment ($40 million from the federal government and the bulk from Xplornet) will see 3,000 km of fibre-optic cable and upgraded infrastructure installed to better connect 170 fixed-wireless towers. The company says that means 83,000 rural homes and businesses in N.B. will soon have access to a “5G-ready” network offering unlimited data.The release did not say when the work will begin or how long it will take but we followed up with Xplornet and were...

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.