Videotron Ltd.

Videotron Ltd.

January 31, 2007 09:05 ET

Videotron and Cisco Systems to Update on North America's First Wideband Internet Test Pilot Delivering Speeds Up to 100 Mbps

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2007) -

To: Assignment Editors, journalists for Telecom, Technology,
Business and Consumers' sectors

WHO: Videotron Ltd. and Cisco Systems Inc.

SUBJECT: Press Meeting (in French with Q&A in both languages)
300, Viger East,
Executive room, 3rd Floor
Please present yourself at the security booth

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2007

TIME: 10h00

Conference Call

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2007

TELEPHONE: 1-877-293-8135 (from all over North America)

PASSWORD: 2190238

TIME: 11h15

Videotron Ltd. and Cisco Systems will be hosting a press meeting on Thursday, February 1, in Montreal, to provide details and progress on North America's first Wideband Internet test pilot.

During the meeting, Videotron Senior Vice-President, Engineering, Daniel Proulx; Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Content and Product Development, Consumer Division, Manon Brouillette; and Vice-President, Engineering, IP Technology, Pierre Roy and Surya Panditi, Vice President, General Manager, Optical Technology and CMTS Business Unit, Cisco Systems, will present the project and provide market context around Videotron's strategy to deliver the fastest Internet service in Canada. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Those who which to join us through conference call are asked to confirm your presence ASAP so we can send you the presentation beforehand. Eve Lacasse 514-380-7772

Videotron Ltd. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and wireless. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2006, Videotron was serving 1,553,000 cable television customers in Quebec, including 585,000 illico subscribers. Videotron is also the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 769,000 subscribers to its cable modem and dial-up services. In addition, Videotron provides residential and commercial telephone service to more than 344,000 homes in Quebec. Since August 2006, Videotron also offers wireless phone service.

CISCO SYSTEMS (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco Systems Canada Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., has offices across Canada dedicated to customer support, sales and service. Cisco products are supplied in Canada by Cisco Systems Canada, Ltd. Information about Cisco can be found at For ongoing news, please go to

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    Marc Labelle
    Senior Consultant, Corporate Affairs and Communications