Xplore to offer ‘homegrown’ internet alternative with satellite launch

A New Brunswick-based internet provider is celebrating the launch of a new satellite expected to offer better speeds for rural Canadians.

Xplore Inc., formerly known as Xplornet, said its new Jupiter 3 satellite is expected to provide what it calls “next-generation” satellite internet, offering up to 100 Mbps download speeds to rural Canadians outside of our fibre and 5G networks starting this fall.

“Canadians who need or prefer to rely on satellite Internet will soon have a homegrown high-speed offering through Xplore,” said Rizwan Jamal, president and chief commercial officer of Xplore.

“Our service will have no upfront hardware costs – and our solution will be installed by a local professional, so there are no hassles or risk for our customers. We look forward to serving rural Canadians in a new, state-of-the-art way.”

The company, based in Woodstock, N.B., is touting Jupiter 3 as the world’s newest and largest communications satellite. Xplore’s new broadband service will provide up to 100 Mbps speeds.

Specific availability and pricing details will be available closer to the service’s launch.