Videotron Ltd.

Videotron Ltd.

December 14, 2011 09:54 ET

Wireless Internet Comes to Remote Areas: Videotron Takes Internet Access Where it Has Not Gone Before

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2011) - Videotron is pleased to announce that it is bringing Wireless Internet service to customers in various parts of Québec where high-speed Internet has been unavailable until now. In collaboration with Industry Canada's Broadband Canada program, Videotron is expanding its reach in the following regions: Beauce-Lower St. Lawrence, Victoriaville-Drummondville, Montérégie-Eastern Townships, Laurentians-Mont-Laurier, Lac-Saint-Jean and the North Shore.

Thousands of homes that have been deprived of high-speed Internet will now have access to Videotron's advanced 4G mobile network and will be able to enjoy an enhanced experience powered by high-quality, reliable, state-of-the-art technology. The Wireless Internet service supports speeds of 1.5 mbps, 25 times faster than dial-up, with a download limit of 10 GB, the equivalent of a hundred hours of browsing and 20 hours of online gaming. Videotron Wireless Internet service is made for today's world, in which email and Web searches are part of everyday life.

Videotron Wireless Internet service costs $37.95 per month. The equipment - a small outdoor antenna and a modem/router - is installed by a Videotron professional technician, at a cost of $149.95. Customers will be able to count on Videotron's expertise and 24/7 technical support. For more information and the full list of municipalities where the service is available, visit or call 1 88 VIDEOTRON.

Videotron (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, and Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its interactive Digital TV service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2011, Videotron was serving 1,844,200 cable television customers, including 1,348,100 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,306,400 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2011. As of the same date, Videotron had 258,100 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,179,400 Québec households and organizations. For the sixth consecutive year, Videotron was named Québec's most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.

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