Cable & Telecom

Xplornet starts construction on SWIFT-funded project in Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Ont. — Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications Inc. announced today it is starting construction to bring fibre-to-the-home Internet to 456 homes and businesses across Middlesex County in southwestern Ontario by September 2022. The communities that will benefit from access to Xplornet’s gigabit-speed broadband service include Putnam, Crampton, Avon, Mossley, Harrietsville and Gladstone, says an Xplornet press release. This $2.56 million project is partially funded through Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), with the governments of Canada and Ontario each providing up to $604,000, according to a separate press release from the Ontario government. SWIFT awarded the contract to Xplornet...

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.