Xplornet's goal is to make sure that everyone in Canada can have
access to fast, reliable high-speed Internet, no matter where they
live. We address the challenges of Canada's vast geography,
varied population densities and sometimes challenging topography by
deploying a unique hybrid technology network.
Our network includes a terrestrial component of fixed wireless
towers that allow people in the vicinity of our towers to receive a
signal via an antenna on the exterior of their house.
As well, we use satellite technology to provide service in
regions where the population density is lower or where topography
would make fixed wireless towers ineffective.
Xplornet is currently deploying 4G technology to both its fixed
wireless and satellite networks. Our fixed wireless 4G
network is capable of speeds of 40 Mbps improving to over 100Mbps
by the end of 2012. The fixed wireless network is complemented by a
new 4G satellite network, consisting of two next generation 4G
satellites. The first of these satellites, ViaSat-1, launched
in October of 2011. The second, Jupiter, launched in July
What a national 4G
broadband network means for Canada
For too long in Canada, there has been a digital divide: a gap
between quality and affordability of high-speed Internet service
available to urban Canadians vs. rural Canadians. By 2012, Xplornet
will be able to offer Canadians fast, affordable Internet, no
matter where they live. Xplornet will end Canada's digital divide,
once and for all.
Please note: Not all voice over IP services are compatible
with our satellite platforms, because of incompatibility between
the VoIP application and the design and architecture of the
satellite network. Please call Xplornet for details.