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CRTC rejects Xplornet request to make non-payer disconnection easier under Internet Code

telecom | 05/19/2021 5:21 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from Xplornet Communications Inc. to repeal certain language from the regulator's Internet Code that raised the barrier for cutting off customers that haven't paid.  In a Wednesday decision, the commission wrote that it was not swayed by arguments put forward by Xplornet -- and supported in interventions by BCE Inc. and Bragg Communications Inc.'s Eastlink -- that the CRTC's move to adopt a standard that would only allow disconnections on accounts that were...

Xplornet expanding fibre network in Haldimand

telecom | 04/23/2021 8:35 pm EDT

Through its newly acquired fibre-based service provider Ocdotus Inc. — which operates as Metro Loop — Xplornet Communications Inc. is expanding its fibre network in Haldimand County, Ontario.  New Brunswick-based Xplornet announced the expansion Friday, saying in a release that it plans to deploy over 600 kilometres of fibre optic cable within the next two years. The expansion will bring fibre-to-the-home broadband service to 19,000 residences and businesses in the area outside of Hamilton with speeds up to one gigabit per second.  "Xplornet is putting a strong focus on deploying...