reply to scorpido
Re: still WISP or highspeed available in Flamborough
said by scorpido:Actual facts:
Xplornet does not own the satellites. Ever heard of wild blue or hughesnet. Or galaxy broadband. Xplornet just shares space on that sat thanks to an agreement with telesat which happens to be government funded if not maybe even a crown corporation but don't quote me on that one. US smaller wisps get beat out by xplornet in wireless funding because of xplornets big promises which never are delivered on. Just as poor Wellington centre who gave the contract to xplornet only to now have xnet closing accesspoints and people complaining that they never get the speed they pay for. I not bad mouthing xplornet I'm just restating actual facts and comments I have heard as we as having being a dealer for xplornet for 5 months before getting sick of the lies they would tell potential customers and never delivering what thwh promoted.
1) Xplornet leases the capacity on the Satellite, and in the case of Viasat1 and the new Echostar satellite leases 100% of the Canadian capacity on each, to the tune of a $100 million commitment to each Satellite over it's life. Galaxy is also a reseller of the older Hughes Satellites, but not the new ones. They seem to be focusing more in enterprise these days.
2) Xplornet does lease (at least I think it's structured as a lease) the Viasat1 capacity from Telesat, but the gov't does not own Telesat and had nothing to do with the agreement. Xplornet actually leased the space from Loral, who manufactured the Satellite for Viasat. Telesat then bought the Canadian Capacity (along with the lease agreement with Xplornet) from Loral. Viasat also owns Wildblue, who provide service on the Viasat1 Satellite (wiith packages that most would agree are significantly poorer value than what Xplornet offers. Hughes owns the Echostar Satellite and will offer service in the US once it is in commercial service later this year.
3) Telesat is owned by Loral and the Canadian Public Sector Pension Investment Board. not by the Federal Gov't. Telesat was previously owned by BCE
4) Did Bluwest ever apply for Broadband Canada or Rural Connections funding? (I guess this is a question, not a fact).
5) Wellington Centre did not apply for nor recieve Rural Connections funding, the County of Wellington did, and Xplornet has built an impressive network covering the vast majority of same.
6) Fact: You are badmouthing Xplornet, and while you may be restating "things you've heard", you well know that not all "things you hear" are facts, as you claim they are.
Those sir, are facts (with the possible exception of #4). Your comments are by and large rumors and opinions.
I really want this thread to die, I'm tired of it but I can't stand by and watch as rumors and lies are flung about.