Canada’s internet space race beats Australia

Allison Lenehan President & CEO Xplornet Communications
Allison Lenehan
President & CEO
Xplornet Communications

Through the years, I have written a number of articles that look at Australia’s multi-billion dollar National Broadband Network plan. Many commentators have mistakenly portrayed the plan as one that will deliver universal fibre to the home.

I have long said that satellite based service is the only reasonably economic way to reach many households in a sparsely populated country [such as here, here and here].

In Canada, Xplornet Communications has been active in delivering next generation broadband, supplementing its 4G fixed wireless in delivering broadband service to rural Canadians. I use Xplornet satellite service each summer as my primary communications service provider.

A story on Mashable announced “Australia is sending satellites to space to get Internet to the outback” with two planned launches starting late in 2015, 4 years after Xplornet launched the first of its 4G satellites.

Allison Lenehan, President and CEO of Xplornet Communications will be speaking this year at The 2015 Canadian Telecom Summit, taking place June 1-3 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Early bird savings are available for registrations through February 28. Register now to save more than $200.

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