There has been a digital divide in Canada in the quality and affordability of high-speed internet service between residents in urban rural areas. By 2012, however, Xplornet Communications Inc. will offer fast, affordable Internet, no matter where you live, ending the digital divide.
Xplornet has successfully completed a 4G satellite ground station located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, that will provide a high speed link to the internet for a next generation, or 4G, high throughput satellite. The result will be the supply of broadband internet service for rural residents that doesn’t rely on wireline technology. It’s the high-speed option for individuals and businesses that currently don’t receive service from other high-speed internet providers or are under-served by dial-up.
The Xplornet High Speed Satellite Internet System is available in rural areas surrounding Peterborough through Pre-tel Services. Xplornet, Canada’s leading rural broadband provider, has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to bridge the urban/rural digital divide to ensure that every Canadian, regardless of where you live, has access to broadband. This development is expected to enable Xplornet to compete effectively in the global economy and gain access to essential government and educational services.
This 4G network will have both fixed-wireless and satellite components. The fixed-wireless network is a 4G WiMAX network comprised of roughly 700 towers and will be capable of speeds of 40 Mbps improving to over 100Mbps by next year. The fixed-wireless network will be complemented by a new 4G satellite network, consisting of two next generation 4G Satellites.
The knowledgeable staff at Pre-tel Services at 210 Hunter St. W. in Peterborough can help you choose a plan for Xplornet’s High Speed Internet service to meet your needs.