Metro Loop, powered by Xplornet, brings fiber to the home in over 6,500 locations in Haldimand County
MARKHAM, ON, October 7, 2021 / CNW / – Xplornet Communications Inc., from Canada the largest rural broadband provider, today announced that Metro Loop’s fiber-to-home expansion continues in Haldimand with gigabit internet service now available to 6,500 homes, businesses , schools and seasonal residences.
Launched in April 2021, Metro Loop’s fiber-to-home expansion project will deploy more than 600 kilometers of fiber-optic cable and provide next-generation broadband service to more than 19,000 homes and businesses across County. Haldimand, over the next two years.
“Xplornet has made significant private financial investments to expand our fiber optic network in rural areas Ontario and we are delighted to now offer fiber-to-the-home service, with broadband plans with speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, to over 6,500 residents and businesses in Haldimand, ”said Allison Lenehan, CEO and President of Xplornet Communications Inc.
“This is great news for my constituents. One area that is often overlooked when talking about high speed internet is rural areas. Ontario. Agriculture is changing and farmers are adapting to technology to be competitive. As agriculture becomes more land and labor intensive, technology needs to be much more controlled and precise. Farmers cannot remain compliant and competitive if they cannot effectively do business online or file documents, ”said Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand – Norfolk. “Modern agriculture requires connectivity for a variety of jobs, checking the weather, checking markets. Affordable broadband is essential in rural areas. Ontario to access e-commerce, close deals, process payments, share information and connect with customers and markets. ”
This major fiber expansion follows recent announcements of the fiber to the Xplornet home project in Gray, Bruce and Brant counties as well as the 5G fiber and fixed wireless projects underway in the east Ontario, Atlantic Canada and Quebec provide fast, reliable and affordable Internet services to rural Canadians. Over the next five years, Xplornet will invest $ 500 million to deploy its state-of-the-art fiber optics and 5G wireless network in rural Canada.
About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Based in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of from Canada major broadband service providers. For more than a decade, Xplornet has provided innovative fixed and mobile broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and leisure across Canada. Today, Xplornet delivers voice and data communications services through its unique hybrid fiber wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.
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For further information: For further information, please contact: Xplornet Communications Inc., Johanne Senécal, VP, Government Relations and Public Affairs, [email protected]