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Rogers boss won’t confirm Xplornet ‘rumours’

Media | 04/20/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri declined to comment on what he called "rumours" that the company – alongside Shaw Communication Inc. – have presented a plan to the federal government that would see Xplornet Communications Inc. take over Shaw's Freedom...

Xplornet pledges 100% rural broadband coverage by 2017

telecom | 07/28/2014 4:46 pm EDT

Rural Internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. said in a news release Monday that it will bring broadband to 100 per cent of Canada’s rural population by 2017. The company, which claims to be the country's largest rural broadband provider, said in the release it would reach the goal by rolling out an LTE wireless network as well as two new satellites to make 25 Mbps broadband available to every home and business “outside of the big urban cities.” Industry Canada and the CRTC have differing metrics for what constitutes broadband as well as different timelines for...