Cogeco Câble inc.

October 12, 2005 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable's Digital Phone service now available to majority of Trois-Rivières, Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe residents

MONTREAL, Oct. 12 2005 - Cogeco Cable announces today that it is
extending its Digital Phone service to all residents of areas already served
in Trois-Rivières, Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe.

Initially launched on June 8 in Ontario and on June 28 in Québec, the
service was previously available only to Cogeco Cable's High-Speed Internet
(HSI) customers. Since it has proven very popular with its clients, the offer
is now available to Trois-Rivières, Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe
residents, whether or not they already subscribe to a Cogeco Cable service.
Since September 1, residents of areas already served in Burlington, Oakville
and Windsor in Ontario benefit from the same opportunity.

A comprehensive and competitive offering

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

Trois-Rivières, Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe residents can now take
advantage of this offer for as little as $49.99 per month. The monthly rate
for the Digital Phone service for subscribers to Cogeco Cable's HSI or cable
television service is $44.99. Customers already subscribing to two Cogeco
Cable services other than Digital Phone service will only pay $39.99 a month
for Digital Phone. This represents savings of up to 38% for a similar
combination of phone services offered by the incumbent telephone company in
those cities. Plus, there are no hidden fees or contracts to sign.

The five key calling features are included in the package: 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.

"We are confident that new customers subscribing to our Digital Phone
service will be fully satisfied and that they will consider Cogeco Cable's
other services, cable television and HSI, especially since if they subscribe
to more than one service, they will save even more," said Ron Perrotta,
Vice President, Marketing for Cogeco Cable.


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