Distributel Announces Major Expansion of High Speed Internet Service in Quebec

Distributel has announced an extensive expansion to its high speed internet network in La Belle Province. The service will now be available in an additional 29 cities across Quebec, including Rimouski, Tros-Rivieres, Drummondville and Shawinigan. “Distributel has aggressive plans to expand our cable footprint throughout Canada, and we’re starting in Quebec,” says Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. “For […]

Cogeco dropping HDNet at the end of January

Cogeco, the country’s fourth largest cable television operator, has announced that it will drop HDNet from its high definition (HD) television line-up at the end of this month.

Videotron now offering wireless internet in remote parts of Quebec

In collaboration with Industry Canada’s Broadband Canada program, Videotron is now offering 4G wireless internet in various parts of Quebec where high-speed Internet has been previously been unavailable.

Videotron is now offering broadband internet service in the following regions: Beauce-Lower St. Lawrence, Victoriaville-Drummondville, Monteregie-Eastern Townships, Laurentians-Mont-Laurier, Lac-Saint-Jean and the North Shore.

Primus Canada expands VoIP service area

Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.

Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.

RDS2 launches on Vidéotron Cable

RDS2, a secondary feed of the Canadian French language specialty channel RDS, is available starting today on the Vidéotron cable system in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD).

Vidéotron is the first Quebec cable operator to carry the channel which launched in the first week of October. Previously the station had only been available on Bell Fibe, Bell Satellite, Shaw Direct.

Videotron experiences strong subscriber growth in recent quarter

Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable company, announced today that it has registered, in the last quarter, its strongest subscriber growth since its acquisition by Quebecor in the early 2000s with a net increase of 169,000 new service subscriptions, counting all products.

The company, which is a division of Quebecor, had revenues of $611.6 million during the quarter, up 10% from the same quarter a year earlier. Operating income was $275.4 million, up 4.1%.

Cogeco adds TVA Sports to its Quebec digital cable line-up

Cogeco Cable has announced the addition of TVA Sports to its digital cable line-up in Quebec starting on Friday, October 14th.

Launched last month, the new French-language sports channel from Quebecor Media is being positioned as the first major competitor to Bell Media’s RDS, the only other general-interest French language sports channel in the country.

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