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Xplornet to accelerate its 5G deployment in rural Manitoba.

WOODSTOCK, NB – Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s largest rural-focused broadband service provider, has closed the acquisition of TowerCo Inc.’s tower assets in Manitoba.

With the acquisition of more than 160 wireless communications towers located across rural Manitoba, Xplornet is executing on its infrastructure investment plans to accelerate the deployment of its 5G broadband network and to expand mobility coverage to households and businesses throughout rural Manitoba.

“This is a good site acquisition opportunity for Xplornet as we are finalizing agreements with the Province of Manitoba to deliver fast and reliable Internet and cellular services to rural Manitoban homes and businesses,” said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO of Xplornet. “This is another exciting step to expand Xplornet’s network infrastructure and presence in rural Manitoba.”

In recent years, Xplornet has focused on building its network in Manitoba. With both Xplore Mobile and Xplornet Enterprise Solutions headquartered in Brandon, Manitoba, as well as with the recent acquisition of CCI Wireless and its Manitoba subsidiary WiBand Communications, Xplornet has been executing on its plans to invest in Manitoba with the goal of providing rural Manitobans with improved and reliable Internet and cellular service offering.

“We are delighted to have closed this deal and see Xplornet acquire our entire tower assets portfolio,” said Charlie Clark, President of TowerCo Inc.

Today’s announcement builds on Xplornet’s state-of-the-art hybrid fibre wireless network to connect Manitobans to what matters in the digital world.

About Xplornet Communications Inc.

Xplornet Communications inc., dont le siège social est situé à Woodstock au Nouveau-Brunswick, est l’un des plus importants fournisseurs d’accès Internet spécialisé dans les régions rurales au pays. Depuis plus d’une décennie, Xplornet fournit des solutions fixes et mobiles à large bande novatrices à ses clients habitant dans les régions rurales du Canada, tant au travail et à la maison que pendant leurs loisirs. Aujourd’hui, Xplornet offre des services de communication vocale et de données par l’entremise de son réseau hybride unique de fibre optique, de sans fil fixe et de satellite qui connecte les Canadiens à ce qui leur tient à cœur.

For inquiries, please contact:

Johanne Senécal

Xplornet Communications inc.

Vice-présidente, relations gouvernementales et affaires publiques

johanne.senecal@corp.xplornet.com