Cable & Telecom

Xplornet to connect 20,000 homes and businesses in PEI

WOODSTOCK, NB – Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications announced last Friday construction has begun on its fibre cable on the Confederation Bridge in Prince Edward Island. This is a milestone in a larger expansion project, which “will connect over 20,000 residents and businesses in rural communities across Prince Edward Island to next-generation reliable high-speed Internet,” a press release says. “Made possible by an agreement with Straight Crossing Development Inc., a fifteen-kilometre cable – the first telecommunications cable to be placed inside the bridge's utility corridor in nearly 25 years – will connect Xplornet's Prince Edward Island fibre network to its fibre network...