Cogeco Câble inc.

August 22, 2006 23:59 ET

Cogeco Cable's high speed internet services: still the fastest

MONTREAL, Aug. 7 - Cogeco Cable Inc. today announced that it
has upgraded its high- speed Internet (HSI) speeds in order to continue
providing its customers with the fastest Internet experience possible.
Starting today, the download speed of the HSI Standard service, the most
popular at Cogeco Cable, will increase from a maximum of 7 Mbps to a maximum
of 10 Mbps in all areas served by the Corporation where HSI service is
available. The download speed for the Pro service will increase from a maximum
of 10 Mbps to a maximum of 16 Mbps.
"Every day, the need to access information and multimedia files grows
substantially, and our customers don't want to wait while they download music,
videos or other types of files. This is why we continue to significantly
improve our offering and the speed of our services. We are proud to offer our
customers the ultimate overall HSI experience with the most secure and fastest
services of their category in the areas we serve," said Mr. Ron Perrotta,
Vice-President of Marketing at Cogeco Cable.
For the same reasons, Cogeco Cable recently increased the combined upload
and download bit cap for each HSI service, thereby making its Ontario offering
even more competitive: 100 GB for the Pro service, 60 GB for the Standard
service and 10 GB for the Lite service (known as Mini in Québec).
Furthermore, the complete suite of F-Secure security services was
recently upgraded with the introduction of the most complete version in all
Cogeco Cable territories. This suite is recognized as one of the most secure
protections available on the market and is included at no extra charge for
subscribers to the Standard and Pro services.


Cogeco Cable (, a telecommunications company offering a
diverse range of services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the
second largest cable operator in Ontario, Québec and Portugal in terms of the
number of basic service customers served. The Corporation 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 infrastructures, Cogeco Cable provides its
residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, high-speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The
Corporation provides about 1,511,693 revenue-generating units (RGU)(1) to
approximately 1,469,009 homes passed(1) in its Canadian service territory and
611,204 RGUs(2) to approximately 820,309 homes passed(2) in its Portuguese
service territory. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA).

(1) As at May 31, 2006
(2) As at March 31, 2006

Contact Information

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