Thanks to an accelerated 100-day expansion completed by Xplornet, more than 16,000 rural homes and businesses in Nova Scotia now have access to faster Internet speeds, unlimited data, and the latest fixed wireless broadband technology.
Amid the increased demand for enhanced rural Internet services driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, Xplornet, Develop Nova Scotia, and the Municipalities of Cumberland and Colchester collaborated on a plan to accelerate the construction of the network project first announced in February 2020.
In 100 days, 16 new fixed wireless towers have been constructed, providing fixed wireless coverage at up to 25Mbps with unlimited data plans to over 16,000 rural homes and businesses.
Xplornet has now completed the first part of a network project that will deploy fibre optic cable, 5G-ready wireless broadband infrastructure and satellite to connect approximately 24,000 homes and businesses in Cumberland and Colchester.
To complete the project, Xplornet will deploy fibre optic cable and additional 5G-ready wireless broadband infrastructure to enable the delivery of fibre-to-the-home and fixed wireless services at higher speed levels.
Xplornet plans to offer speeds up to 50 Mbps to rural residents in Cumberland and Colchester by fall.