Videotron announces 120 Mbps Internet service

Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable and internet service provider, today announced it rolling out a high-speed Internet access service that will give residents of the Quebec City area the fastest speeds in Canada.

Beginning tomorrow, Ultimate Speed Internet 120 will support download speeds of 120 mbps and upload speeds of 20 mbps.

“Ultimate Speed Internet 120 pushes back the frontier for intensive Internet users,” said Robert Depatie, President & CEO of Videotron.

Videotron says Ultimate Speed Internet (USI) 120 will be available in nearly 80% of the greater Quebec City area which equates to about 310,000 households and businesses. The service will be accessible throughout the Quebec City area by December 31, 2010 and will then be gradually rolled out to other parts of Videotron’s service area.

USI 120 will cost subscribers $150 per month and will have a monthly download limit of 170 GB and an upload limit of 30 GB. The new service is in addition to Videotron’s existing USI 50 and USI 30 internet offerings which cost $75 and $65 respectively when purchased outside a bundle.

The company says it chose Quebec City for the introduction of the new service because of the quality of its network, which was upgraded in 2006 at a cost of approximately $30 million.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Videotron announces 120 Mbps Internet service”
  1. JoePro says:

    Of course, the decision to launch the service in Quebec City has NOTHING to do with Bell’s FTTH upcoming launch…

  2. morikaweb says:

    So is this like my 6 meg service? They tell me I’m paying for 6 and in reality I get less than 1?

  3. James says:

    Actually Videotron’s speed numbers are usually legit and accurate, always have been for me anyway. The issue is the 30gb upload. Who’s going to pay for 20mb upload speeds to have the cap bust in a matter of hours!