Barrett Xplore Inc. and New Brunswick Achieve 100% Broadband Availability

First Canadian province to have complete access to affordable high speed Internet service

WOODSTOCK, NB, May 19 /CNW/ - Barrett Xplore Inc. today participated in an event with Premier Shawn Graham in Loon Bay Lodge, N.B. to celebrate the completion of its province-wide Xplornet broadband network ahead of schedule.

"The province of New Brunswick selected our hybrid technology solution - which uses fixed wireless and satellite platforms - to provide 100 percent availability to all New Brunswickers, no matter where they work, play, or live," said Bill Barrett, Chairman of Barrett Xplore Inc.

"It has long been our belief that only a hybrid-technology solution like the one we offer can truly succeed in providing complete coverage in rural areas, and the response to the service has been tremendous, with one-third of New Brunswick residents who were previously without broadband access having already signed-up with Xplornet in just over twelve months from our original announcement with the province," said Mr. Barrett.

"With complete broadband coverage, New Brunswick residents and businesses are fully empowered to productively participate in the global economy.

"Barrett is delighted by the successful completion of this project, and excited to continue to roll-out our Xplornet services - with the participation of local communities and governments - in other parts of the country to all Canadians. Because we know great things can happen when we are all connected."

About Barrett Xplore Inc.

Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Barrett Xplore Inc. operates Xplornet Internet Services, Canada's largest rural broadband provider, with customers and dealers in every province and territory. Barrett Xplore Inc. 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 essential government and educational services. For additional information, please visit:


For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Barrett Xplore Inc. - Darlene Doucet, (506) 381-1294

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