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Woodstock, NB – Xplore Inc., Canada’s fibre and 5G broadband company for rural living, announced today that more than 21,000 homes and businesses across 124 rural communities in New Brunswick can now connect to download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps - double the download speed previously available from Xplore in these areas.

Previously known as Xplornet Communications Inc., Xplore has been leading rural broadband connectivity in its home province of New Brunswick for nearly 20 years with significant recent investments:

  • Customers in New Brunswick were the first to experience the full potential of 5G on Canada’s first rural 5G standalone network from Xplore, powered by Ericsson’s state-of-the-art radio equipment.
  • The company is working with the Government of Canada as part of the Universal Broadband Fund to finalize an agreement to bring a next-generation fibre network offering gigabit speeds to rural, remote and Indigenous communities across New Brunswick.
  • Last year, Xplore launched service plans with download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps to 11,000 homes and businesses across 48 rural communities across the province.

“As our home province, New Brunswick has been our launching ground for next-gen network technologies as part of our relentless pursuit to enable the best broadband experiences for rural Canadians,” said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO, Xplore Inc. “Access to 100/10 Mbps speeds will ensure that those who live and work in these New Brunswick communities can now connect without compromise.”

“We are delighted to continue to collaborate with our partners at Xplore, delivering an advanced rural 5G standalone network last year and powering even faster speeds today for New Brunswickers, all while revolutionizing the rural broadband experience and closing the digital divide together,” said Jeanette Irekvist, VP and Head of Customer Unit Canada for Ericsson North America.

Today’s announcement is the result of Xplore’s ongoing private investment as well as a contribution from the Rural and Northern Communities stream of the federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for Phase 2 of the Rural Broadband Upgrade Project.

“Faster broadband Internet service is essential to building strong rural Canadian communities,” said the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “This project will allow residents, businesses and visitors in New Brunswick to stay connected to friends and family, and access online services and tools. By providing better broadband connections, our Government is supporting economic growth in small and rural communities and improving quality of life for Canadians.”

Xplore is investing $500 million by 2025 to deploy state-of-the-art scalable fibre Internet and fibre-powered 5G fixed wireless technology in its facilities-based network. As the leading rural broadband provider in Canada, Xplore currently has fibre projects underway in New Brunswick as well as Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

The additional following communities can now benefit from download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps from Xplore:

Adamsville

Alexandrina

Allardville Parish

Anagance

Bains Corner

Bannon

Barnesville

Bass River

Baxters Corner

Bay View

Beaconsfield

Benton

Birdton

Blagdon

Bloomfield Ridge

Blue Hill

Bon Accord

Botsford Portage

Bradley Corner

Campbell Settlement

Cape Station

Cap-Pelé

Central Hainesville

Centreville

Charlo

Crabbe Mountain

Dawson Settlement

Dipper

Dobsons Corner

Dover Hill

Duffys Corner

Dumfries

East Scotch Settlement

Eel River Bar First Nation

Eel River Cove

Earle Wharf

Fairfield

Fosterville

Frog Lake

Galloway

Gowland Mountain

Grainfield

Grangeville

Halls Hill

Hamtown Corner

Hartfield

Havelock

Heathland

Jacksontown

Jemseg

Jewetts Mills

Jolicure

Kars

Keswick Ridge

Kiersteadville

Killoween

Kincardine

Knightville

Lake George

Legerville

Lewis Mountain

Listerville

Long Point

Maces Bay

Malden

Mapleton

Marners Sutton

Mayfield

McGinleys Corner

Meductic

Melrose

Middle Southampton

Molus River

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Middleton

Nackawic

New Denmark

Newtown

Normandie

North Lake

Northrups Corner

Old Ridge

Orange Hill

Parker Ridge

Pennfield

Perry Settlement

Pineville

Pokiok Settlement

Portage Vale

Primrose

Queenstown

Rees

Renous

Riceville

Ritchie

Rollingdam

Saint David Ridge

Saint Leonard

Saint- Paul

Saint-Damien

Saint-Norbert

Salmon Creek

Scotch Settlement

Seeleys Cove

Smithfield

Smiths Creek

South Waterville

St. Martins

Sunset Valley

Tennants Cove

Titusville

Tracy

Upper Queensbury

Van Buren

Village-La-Prairie

Waterborough

Waterville

West Quaco

Whites Cove

Whites Settlement

Whittier Ridge

Williamstown

Windsor

Yoho


For more information, please visit xplore.ca.

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About Xplore Inc.

Xplore Inc. is Canada’s Fibre and 5G broadband company for rural living. Founded in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplore has become one of the country’s largest facilities-based telecommunications providers for residential and business customers. Xplore is committed to the relentless pursuit of an improved broadband experience for Canadians. Xplore is building a world-class fibre optic and 5G wireless network to enable innovative broadband services for better every day rural living, for today and future generations.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Johanne Senécal

Xplore Inc.

Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs

johanne.senecal@xplore.ca