Satellite Customers in BC and Alberta to Transition to Xplornet in July
WOODSTOCK, NB, June 10, 2011 /CNW/ - John Maduri, Chief Executive
Officer of Xplornet Communications Inc. (formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.)
is pleased to announce the acquisition of more than 1,300 satellite
broadband subscribers from NetKaster, a division of Northwestel Inc.
These subscribers, located primarily in Alberta and BC, will seamlessly
migrate over to Xplornet's network and packages this summer.
"This is a win-win announcement," said John Maduri today. "We're very
pleased to welcome more than 1,300 additional subscribers. This kind of
acquisition speaks to our aggressive growth model and follows on other
similarly successful acquisitions. More importantly, these new Xplornet
subscribers will see the benefits of Xplornet's 24/7 customer service,
our coast to coast dealer network and constantly upgraded network. We
look forward to making their broadband experience the best it can be."
"Northwestel has decided to focus on its northern subscribers and
believes that its southern subscribers will continue to enjoy great
service from Xplornet," said Curtis Shaw, Vice President for Consumer
Markets at Northwestel. "We are confident that Xplornet will continue
to enhance and improve customers' broadband Internet service."
Subscribers will receive updates on this migration from NetKaster and
Xplornet, and will see their service transition to Xplornet in July of
About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc.
(formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) is Canada's leading rural broadband
provider, with customers and dealers in every province and territory.
Xplornet aims to bridge the urban/rural digital divide by ensuring that
every Canadian, regardless of where they live, has access to broadband,
thereby enabling them to compete effectively in the global economy and
gain access to essential government and educational services.
About Northwestel Inc.
Northwestel provides complete telecommunications solutions for the
110,000 residents of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and
northern British Columbia. The company's operations span nearly 4
million square kilometres of the most remote and rugged areas of
SOURCE Xplornet Communications Inc.
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