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
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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