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ViaSat-2 satellite launches

telecom | 06/02/2017 2:39 pm EDT

ViaSat-2 satellite launchesA recent satellite launch will lead to faster Internet speeds for rural and remote customers of Xplornet Communications Inc., the company announced Friday. ViaSat Inc.’s ViaSat-2 satellite launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana Thursday is “one half of Xplornet's new satellite broadband program, which triples Xplornet's current satellite Internet capacity,” the company said in a press release. Once the service is available — expected in the first quarter of 2018 — Xplornet residential...

EchoStar XIX satellite launches

telecom | 12/19/2016 7:21 pm EST

One of two new satellites on which Xplornet Communications Inc. has purchased capacity has launched successfully, the company said in a press release Monday. The EchoStar XIX is the “highest capacity broadband satellite ever launched,” Xplornet said. In 2014, the company invested $475 million in Hughes Network Systems LLC’s EchoStar and ViaSat Inc.'s ViaSat-2 satellite. “In total, Xplornet's new satellite program will triple the company's current satellite Internet capacity. The result for rural Canada will be more speed and more data at affordable prices,” the press release said. It added the new service would be available by the spring of 2017....