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March 20, 2015 09:22 ET

Business Customers Now Even Better Served: Videotron Business Solutions Becomes First ISP in Quebec to Offer 100 mbps Internet Access Throughout its Service Area

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 20, 2015) - Videotron Business Solutions announced today that it is launching 100 mbps Internet access for business customers throughout its service area, confirming its commitment to offering businesses more. The announcement comes one week to the day after Videotron acquired 4Degrees Colocation and its data centre, the largest in Québec, for $31.5 million.

More speed for the same price

Businesses have growing needs for ever faster Internet access, an essential tool for business development today. They want to boost productivity, back up data online efficiently, and optimize communications as they do more and more business remotely.

As of today, Videotron Business Solutions is making 100 mbps Internet access available across its service area. Businesses that had Fibre Hybrid 60 service will automatically be upgraded to Fibre Hybrid 100, at no extra cost. Videotron Business Solutions now boasts speeds that are twice as fast as those of its closest rival in most of its service area, thanks to a hybrid network that contains more than 30,000 km of fibre optic cable and has unlimited potential for future development.

"Today's announcement demonstrates once again Videotron determination to make life easier than ever for its customers," said Jean Novak, President of Videotron Business Solutions. "Adding a new data centre in Québec City and enhancing Internet access services for business customers are just two more ways in which Videotron is deepening its longstanding relationship with the approximately 115,000 companies that place their trust in its innovative business solutions day after day. By offering services that meet their needs, Videotron aims to help Québec companies find a comprehensive, integrated business solution."

For more information on Internet access services for business customers, visit http://affaires.videotron.com/web/small-medium-companies/internet-services/internet-access

Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of December 31, 2014, Videotron was serving 1,782,300 cable television customers, including 1,561,700 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,537,500 subscribers to its cable service as of December 31, 2014. As of the same date, Videotron had 632,800 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,349,000 Québec households and organizations. For the tenth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company, based on a Léger survey.

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Contact Information

  • Youann Blouin
    Corporate Communications Advisor
    514 380-7069