Cogeco Câble inc.

February 14, 2006 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable's Digital Phone service now in the Rimouski area

MONTREAL, Feb. 14 - Today, Cogeco Cable launched its Digital Phone service in the Rimouski area.

Territories and clientele

Like the residents of regions already served in Ontario and Québec, the
residents of Rimouski, Rimouski-Est, Pointe-au-Père, Price, St-Anaclet, Ste-
Flavie and Mont-Joli sectors will be able to enjoy this attractive offer,
starting today, whether or not they already subscribe to a Cogeco Cable
service. Currently, approximately 34% 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

Cogeco Cable's unique and all-inclusive Digital Phone service package
includes unlimited calling in Canada and continental United States, 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. Because the calls are routed through its private digital
network, Cogeco Cable offers a much more reliable and secure digital phone
service than those where the calls are routed over the public Internet.

The Rimouski area residents, along with those of areas already served in
Québec, can now take advantage of this offer for as little as $39.99 per month
if they subscribe to Cogeco Cable's HSI and cable television service. Plus,
they can now benefit from a highly attractive promotion: $5 off their monthly
bill for one year. This represents savings of up to 50% for a similar
combination of phone services 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 $39.99(*) $44.99
Cable service
Digital Phone combined
to two other Cogeco $34.99(*) $39.99
Cable services
(*) For a twelve month period.

Furthermore, customers can keep their existing phone number, telephones,
and outlets. They will also receive, during the introductory period, free
installation by Cogeco Cable's professional technicians (valued at $79.99).
There are also 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
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