Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to build up fibre facilities in Eastern Ontario to power a new fixed wireless network capable of delivering 100 Mbps speeds, it said in a press release on Wednesday.
With a goal to connect 35,000 homes in the counties of Northumberland, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington, the project is expected to be completed by 2020, the release said.
The planned build out includes 480 km of new fibre infrastructure. The Woodstock, New Brunswick-based company plans to deploy 3.5 GHz spectrum through small cell sites to connect people to the new fibre backbone.
“The result will be a 5G-ready network ready to be deployed in rural Canada at the same time as urban Canada,” read the release.
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