Cogeco Câble inc.

October 12, 2005 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable Digital Phone service now offered in Kingston

MONTREAL, Oct. 12 2005 - Building on the popularity the service
has had with our customers in areas already served, Cogeco Cable launched
today its Digital Phone service in Kingston.

Territories and clientele

Like Burlington, Oakville and Windsor residents, Ontario, and with those
in Trois-Rivières, Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, this appealing
offer is available to the majority of Kingston residents starting today,
whether or not they already subscribe to a Cogeco Cable service. Service will
be extended gradually to the rest of Kingston city homes and will continue to
be rolled out to most cities in Cogeco Cable's territories by the end of 2006.

A comprehensive and competitive offering

Cogeco Cable's unique and all-inclusive Digital Phone service package
includes unlimited calling in Canada and the continental United States, five
key calling features, as well as basic operator assistance and information

Kingston residents can now take advantage of this offer for as little as
$54.99 per month. The monthly rate for the Digital Phone service for
subscribers to Cogeco Cable's HSI or cable television service is $49.99.
Customers already subscribing to two Cogeco Cable services other than Digital
Phone service will only pay $44.99 a month for Digital Phone service. This
represents savings of up to 33% for a similar combination of phone services
offered by the incumbent telephone company in those cities. Furthermore,
customers will receive, during the introductory period, the first month of
service free and free installation by Cogeco Cable's professional technicians
(valued at $79.99). Plus, there are no hidden fees or contracts to sign.

The five key calling features included in the package are: Voice Mail,
Call Display, Call Waiting, Visual Call Waiting and Call Forwarding. The
package also includes Directory Assistance (411), Operator services (0),
Emergency Service (911) and Technical Support (611), as well as a battery to
ensure up to eight (8) hours of operation for the customer's modem in the
event of a power failure. Furthermore, customers can keep their existing phone
number, telephones, and outlets.


Cogeco Cable is the second largest cable operator in both Ontario and
Québec, and ranks fourth in Canada in terms of the number of basic service
customers it serves. Cogeco Cable provides about 1,346,000 revenue-generating
units to about 1,440,000 households passed within its service territory.
Through its two-way broadband cable infrastructure, Cogeco Cable provides its
residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, as well as high-speed Internet access and digital telephony. Cogeco
Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Contact Information

    Marie Carrier
    Director, Corporate Communications