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  1. Distributel Announces Major Expansion of High Speed Internet Service in Quebec

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    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...
  2. Cogeco dropping HDNet at the end of January

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    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. The removal of the digital channel follows similar moves by Rogers cable and Bell TV. Bell TV dropped HDNet in...
  3. Videotron now offering wireless internet in remote parts of Quebec

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    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...
  4. Primus Canada expands VoIP service area

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    Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of the area served by 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...
  5. Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

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    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...
  6. RDS2 launches on Vidéotron Cable

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    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...
  7. Videotron experiences strong subscriber growth in recent quarter

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

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    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...
  9. Cogeco increases price, caps and speed of its internet offerings

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    Cogeco Cable, Canada's fourth largest cable operator, announced this week that is has revamped its internet offerings in Ontario and Quebec. On the positive side, the changes include increased download speeds and bandwidth caps. On the downside are higher prices. Digital Home readers have been...
  10. Videotron now has over 210,000 wireless customers

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    Videotron, Quebec's largest cable company, is quickly becoming a force in wireless services with the announcement today that it now has more than 210,000 customers for its mobile services. While reporting its quarterly results today, the company said it recorded the strongest growth ever for...
  11. CRTC moves up introduction of 873 area code in Quebec

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    In February 2010, the CRTC announced the 819 region of Quebec would be getting a new area code overlay in 2013. The new area code was in response to a report that warned the region would run out of telephone numbers by February 2015. Yesterday, the federal regulator announced the new area code...
  12. Cogeco loses $56.7 million in third quarter

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    Cogeco, the nation's fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended May 31, 2011. While revenue and operating income showed strong growth, Cogeco reported a third quarter loss of $56.7 million after it was forced to...
  13. Videotron's wireless network now accessible to 4 million Quebecers

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    Videotron today launched wireless phone service in a number of Quebec municipalities including Joliette, Sorel-Tracy, Chateauguay, Sainte-Marie de Beauce and Montmagny. The service is now available to more than 4 million people across nearly 90% of Videotron's service area, including the...
  14. Cogeco's revenues up 6.6% in second quarter

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    Cogeco, the nation's fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended February 28, 2011. Cogeco reported overall revenue for the quarter increased by 6.6% from the same period a year earlier to $350.6 million while...
  15. Baby TV joins Videotron line-up

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    BabyTV, a 24-hour commercial free television channel for infants, toddlers has been added to Videotron's digital channel line-up in Québec. The station, broadcasting in French, is now available on free preview on channel 170 and will be available as part of Videotron’s Mega package as well as...
  16. Videotron records strong subscriber growth in 2010

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    Videotron, Quebec's largest cable company, recently announced it had logged its seventh consecutive year of subscriber growth in 2010 with gains in every area of its business including cable, digital phone, internet services and wireless. By the end of 2010, Videotron had 1,811,600 subscribers...
  17. Videotron boosts bandwidth cap on select plans

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    Videotron, Quebec's largest cable and internet service provider, has announced that it will increase the bandwidth cap on three of its Internet service plans effective April 1st. The increases are on Videotron's three lower level plans, Basic, High Speed, Ultimate 15 which range in price from...
  18. Videotron adds Cinepop HD and Cosmo TV to its line-up

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    Videotron, Quebec's largest cable television provider, has added two new channels to its digital cable line-up, Cinepop HD and Cosmopolitan TV. Cinepop HD, a French language channel which features class movies in high definition, is available on channel 705 at no additional charge to...
  19. CRTC approves Cogeco acquisition of eleven radio stations

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    In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved Cogeco’s $80 million acquisition of eleven Quebec radio stations held by Corus. The deal was approved after Cogeco agreed to establish a news agency called Cogeco Nouvelles, which will provide local stations with talk-radio...
  20. TMN, HBO and Family programming added to Videotron Video on demand

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    Starting Wednesday December 15th, Videotron subscribers of The Movie Network (TMN), HBO Canada, Family Channel and Playhouse Disney will have access to English-language movies and series from these networks as part of their illico on Demand service, at no extra cost. The move is an attempt by...
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