Barrett Xplore Inc., provider of Xplornet Internet services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding to deploy rural broadband infrastructure to regions in Ontario. This announcement comes as part of Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians. This program is a federal incentive program to bring high-speed Internet to Canadians in unserved or underserved regions. The announcement, made by the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, on November 6th, follows on previous announcements that awarded significant percentages of overall funding to Barrett Xplore Inc.
Barrett Xplore Inc. has been awarded the funding for 3903 households in Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth Counties. These households represent approximately 40% of the Ontario households awarded in this round of funding.
“This award speaks to the strength of our business model,” said John Maduri, CEO of Barrett Xplore Inc. “We are committed to executing on a solid plan for growth in Ontario with an approach that will involve the latest 4G technologies and which will ensure full coverage in the regions we serve. This Federal award will complement, accelerate and expand existing programs and builds in these regions. That means better infrastructure and a major win for rural consumers.”
Barrett Xplore Inc’s success in these regions reflects the strength of the relationships that Barrett has built with local communities and government leaders, as well as meeting rigorous Broadband Canada criteria, understanding local markets, and a proven ability to execute on-time and on-budget.