Rural internet service provider, Xplornet, announced on Tuesday a new internet plan, offering up to 50 Mbps download and up to 10 Mbps upload speeds, along with unlimited data.
The Xplore 50/10 Unlimited plan is powered by Xplornet’s LTE fixed wireless network it says, and is capable of reaching over 500,000 homes, “enabling rural Canadians to connect to what matters most to them.”
“With the COVID-19 pandemic having moved so much of our lives online, rural Canadians are asking for Internet services that keep pace with the biggest cities,” said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO of Xplornet, in a statement.
“Xplornet is continuing to invest in upgrading our broadband network to ensure that rural Canadians stay connected to family, friends and work – no matter where they choose to live,” added Lenehan.
Woodstock, New Brunswick-based Xplornet says they will continue to launch this internet service over the coming months as it upgrades the rest of its LTE network. The company has plans to invest $500 million by 2025 to launch its hybrid fibre wireless technology.
The new Xplore 50/10 Unlimited package is available today starting at $109.99 per month, or $99.99 per month on a two-year term.
The new faster internet plan from Xplornet comes as SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet continues to roll out to more rural Canadians, offering download speeds in the 300 Mbps or higher range for $129 CAD per month, after a one-time purchase of $649 CAD for hardware (satellite dish and router). You can click here to sign up for Starlink internet currently in beta.