Cable & Telecom

Xplornet to connect 125,000 rural Manitoba homes and businesses

MARKHAM, Ont. — Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications announced today it is starting construction to connect 125,000 homes and businesses in Manitoba to fast and reliable Internet service, following the signing of a rural broadband expansion agreement with the Manitoba government. “As part of this agreement, nearly 350 rural and 30 First Nation communities will benefit from increased connectivity,” reads a press release. “Xplornet will gain access to 3,200 kilometres of dark fibre backbone from Manitoba Hydro. Xplornet is also investing to deploy an additional 1,500 kilometres of fibre optic cable and equip 224 towers with leading edge 5G-ready wireless...