Barrett Xplore Inc., Woodstock NB, has entered into an agreement with Loral Space & Communications Inc. to deliver high throughput satellite Ka-band capacity for broadband services in Canada. Under the agreement, Loral will lease up to 100% of the capacity that it owns on the ViaSat-1 satellite to Barrett for the expected life of the satellite. ViaSat-1 is currently under construction at Space Systems/Loral and is scheduled for launch in early 2011. “ViaSat-1's high capacity Ka-band transponders and spot beam design provide Barrett Xplore with the core infrastructure component for its next-generation broadband over satellite capability,” said Michael Targoff, CEO of Loral. Barrett will use the Loral capacity, which will provide 15 Gbps throughput, to deliver a more robust customer experience with higher speeds and bandwidth capacities for accessing future bandwidth rich Internet applications. Loral is working closely with its affiliate, Telesat Canada, to provide Barrett with the services it needs, including satellite operations and gateway facility management.