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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....