According to a press release from Xplornet, the rural-focused broadband provider will bring gigabit internet to Haldimand County in rural Ontario by deploying its state-of-the-art fibre network to the region.
Xplornet aims to lay down over 600 kilometres of fibre optic cable in Haldimand County, which will allow the provider to bring high-speed gigabit internet to over 19,000 under-served homes and businesses in the area through its fibre-to-the-home service.
The project, slated for completion within two years, has been undertaken by Metro Loop — a business owned by Xplornet.
Allison Lenehan, CEO and President of Xplornet, said the following about the project:
Xplornet is putting a strong focus on deploying fibre-to-the-home in rural Ontario. We are making significant private financial investment and we are delighted to be accelerating our fibre network expansion in Haldimand resulting in the deployment of more than 600 kilometers of fibre optic cable throughout the region.
Xplornet is heavily focused on championing efforts to bring high-speed internet to rural Canada and expand the reach of wireless networks within the country.
The broadband provider has already brought high-speed internet to rural areas in New Brunswick, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, and more, and also introduced unlimited data plans for satellite internet in many regions. But when it comes to the latter, it’s facing some stiff competition from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet, currently available in beta form.