Vidéotron no longer offering analog cable television service to new customers
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in the Gazette as of last week Vidéotron Ltd. stopped offering analog cable television service to new customers in the Montreal area.
Ending analog service will have an “enormous impact” on digital television and data service, Dessureault said. For every analog cable channel removed from service, Vidéotron can add two HD channels or seven standard-definition ones, possibly more. With the western side of Montreal having about 55 analog cable channels, that could mean more than 100 new HD channels being added to the grid that currently only has 71, or it could mean adding bandwidth to increase Internet service speeds.
For those of you, like me, who still have televisions connected directly to cable without an Illico box get ready to pay for new hardware in the near future.