Xplornet officially opens Cornwall office

CORNWALL – One hundred full-time jobs and counting.

That number from officials at Xplornet Communications Inc. as the company cut the ribbon on its Eastern Ontario office in the Cotton Mills District.

CEO Allison Lenehan, Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, MPP Jim McDonell and other city officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting this morning (Thursday).

The company says the results for the SD&G region since Xplornet came to town have been “significant” with it exceeding its hiring targets in the first year.

It was a little less than a year ago the New Brunswick based company announced it would be putting its $40 million Eastern Ontario office in Cornwall because of “its strong local economy and the quality of its workforce.”

When it’s fully staffed, the Cornwall building will have over 130 full-time positions.

The company provides satellite and terrestrial-tower based broadband internet to rural areas of Canada.