NL to become major gateway for satellite broadband

A multi-million dollar investment from Xplornet in cutting-edge ground station technology will provide a high speed link to the Internet for a next generation, or 4G, high throughput satellite that will supply broadband for rural Canadians across the country. Xplornet says that satellite is the key to unlocking access to real broadband for rural Canadians, and ground stations like the one in St. John’s provide the terrestrial link for the high-capacity signal the satellites will receive and transmit. Xplornet’s first 4G satellite will be launched in September of this year, and the service will be commercially available before year’s end.

Source: PR Newswire

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