Cogeco Câble inc.
TSX : CCA

February 01, 2006 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable doubles the speed of its high-speed Internet Lite service

MONTREAL, Feb. 1 - Today, Cogeco Cable Inc. announced a
significant increase in download speed for its high-speed Internet (HSI) Lite
service, thereby ensuring its clients access to the fastest high-speed
Internet service of its category in territories served by Cogeco Cable.

During February, HSI Lite download speed will be increased from 300 Kpbs
up to a maximum of 640 Kbps in all regions served by Cogeco Cable where high-
speed Internet is available. This new speed is 25% faster than that of the
same category offered by the leading provider of DSL high-speed Internet.

Subscribers will not spend more for this increase in speed. Cogeco
Cable's HSI Lite service is currently on promotion and available at a monthly
rate of only $19.95 for twelve months, if combined with a digital television
subscription.

"By doubling the download speed of our Lite service, we continue to
ensure our customers access to the fastest service in its category in the
territories we serve. Furthermore, Cogeco Cable has ranked among the fastest
high-speed Internet service providers in North America according to
Broadbandreports.com, an independent web site that tracks ISP speeds," said
Mr. Ron Perrotta, Vice-President, Marketing at Cogeco Cable.

With Cogeco Cable, customers are sure to have the fastest HSI service in
their region. Indeed, Cogeco Cable's Standard and Pro HSI services are the
fastest in their category, with download speeds reaching 6 Mbps and 10 Mbps,
respectively.

ABOUT COGECO CABLE

Cogeco Cable (www.cogeco.ca) 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 served. To provide growing profitability and satisfy its
customers' varied electronic communication needs, Cogeco Cable delivers a wide
range of services at attractive prices with great speed and reliability,
invests in state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, and strives to
provide superior customer care. Through its two-way broadband cable
infrastructure, Cogeco Cable provides its residential and commercial customers
with analogue and digital video and audio services, high-speed Internet access
as well as digital telephony service. The Corporation provides about
1,409,000 revenue-generating units to approximately 1,454,000 households in
its service territory. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA.SV).

Contact Information

  • Marie Carrier
    Director, Corporate Communications
    (514) 874-2600