Cogeco Câble inc.

May 11, 2006 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable extends its digital phone service to Grand-Mère, Louiseville and Shawinigan

MONTREAL, May 11 - Today, Cogeco Cable launched its digital
phone service in the majority of cities in the regions of Grand-Mère,
Louiseville and Shawinigan, Québec. Residents of these cities will be able to
enjoy this attractive offer starting today.
Currently, 46% of homes passed in the Corporation's territories have
access to digital phone service. Service will continue to be rolled out to
most cities in Cogeco Cable's territories by the end of 2006.

A comprehensive, accessible, and competitive offering

Residents of all areas served in Québec can now take advantage of Cogeco
Cable's unique and all-inclusive digital phone offer for as little as $39.99
per month if they subscribe to Cogeco Cable's high-speed Internet and cable
television service. They can also benefit from a highly attractive promotion:
up to $10 off their monthly bill for one year. This represents savings of more
than 50% for a similar combination of traditional services at regular rates
offered by the incumbent telephone company in those cities.

Digital phone service monthly rate for Québec clients
Current promotion Regular rate
Digital phone only N/A $49.99
Digital phone combined
to another Cogeco
Cable service $39.99(*) $44.99
Digital phone combined
to two other Cogeco
Cable services $29.99(*) $39.99
(*) For a twelve month period.

Cogeco Cable's exclusive and comprehensive digital phone service package
includes unlimited calling - routed on Cogeco Cable's private network - in
Canada and the continental US, the five most popular calling features (Voice
Mail, Call Display, Call Waiting, Visual Call Waiting and Call Forwarding) as
well as basic operator assistance and information services.
Furthermore, customers can keep their existing phone number, telephones,
and outlets. During the introductory period, they will also receive free
installation by Cogeco Cable's professional technicians (valued at $79.99) if
they subscribe to at least another Cogeco Cable service. There are no hidden
fees or contracts to sign.


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
cable service customers served. Cogeco Cable invests in state-of-the-art
broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of services over these
facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive prices, and strives
to provide both superior customer care and growing profitability to satisfy
its customers' varied electronic communication needs. Through its two-way
broadband cable infrastructure, Cogeco Cable provides its residential and
commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio services,
high-speed Internet access as well as digital telephony service. The
Corporation provides about 1,464,000 revenue-generating units to approximately
1,462,000 households in its service territory. Cogeco Cable's subordinate
voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA).

Contact Information

  • For further information: Marie Carrier, Director, Corporate
    Communications, (514) 874-2600