Xplornet Announces Expansion in Fredericton

Will Add 55 new Jobs to Local Economy

WOODSTOCK, NB, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ - At a media conference held today in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. announced that it is adding 55 new employees to its Fredericton Customer Care Centre in 2012.

Xplornet is Canada's leading rural high-speed service provider.  Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet's expansion of its Fredericton location will increase the number of full-time staff there by 34%, to 215.  Xplornet is creating new sales and service positions to keep up with demand for its services. Recent milestones, including the successful launch last week of the EchoStar XVII broadband satellite on which Xplornet has purchased 100% of the Canadian capacity solely to deliver broadband to Canadians in rural or remote regions, mean growth for Xplornet and growth in its capacity to create jobs in New Brunswick.  The expansion of Xplornet's Fredericton Customer Care Centre was also assisted by the support of Invest New Brunswick.

"Xplornet is proud of its roots in New Brunswick and we currently plan to continue to expand our presence in the province," said Allison Lenehan, Xplornet's Chief Strategy Officer. "This announcement caps a momentous week for our company. Our new 4G broadband satellite was launched last week and we expect satellite service to be available to rural New Brunswick residents and businesses in the fourth quarter of this year.  We have also expanded our Fredericton location and are very pleased to be working with the Province of New Brunswick through Invest New Brunswick to grow in a market that offers so many highly qualified and motivated employees."

About Xplornet Communications Inc.

Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is Canada's leading rural broadband provider.  We believe everyone should have access to the transformative benefits of broadband, so we make our service available everywhere in Canada, including the hard to reach places.  We overcome the challenges of Canada's vast geography through our deployment of Canada's first national 4G network, which leverages both fixed-wireless towers on the ground and next-generation satellites in space.  Our customers live in the farthest reaches of the country and just outside of major urban centres, and through our coast-to-coast network of local dealers we connect them to all that the Internet offers.  Xplornet is high-speed Internet - for all of Canada.

SOURCE Xplornet Communications Inc.

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