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More capacity for Videotron Internet users

Montréal, January 7, 2009 – Videotron begins rolling out its Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and Ultimate Speed Internet 50 services to Montréal South Shore today, making speeds of 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps available to 377,000 more households via DOCSIS® 3.0 technology. To deliver the best possible customer experience, Videotron is also upgrading transfer limits to 70 GB for Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 100 GB for Ultimate Speed Internet 50.

“Videotron is now making the latest technology available to residential and business customers on Montréal’s South Shore,” said Manon Brouillette, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, of Videotron.

“The deployment of DOCSIS® 3.0 technology is made possible by Videotron’s relationship with Cisco®,” said Manon Brouillette. “Videotron continues to lead the way in Internet services with a distinct offering: significant download capacity at lightning speed for a competitive price. Ultimate Speed meets the growing needs of households where several users share a single Internet connection.”

Competitive rates
Videotron has upgraded transfer limits to 70 GB for Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 100 GB for Ultimate Speed Internet 50 and that, without changing its rates. Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and Ultimate Speed Internet 50 cost $64.95 and $79.95 per month respectively, with a 12-month commitment. For a limited time, new residential customers who sign up for one year get the first month free.

Service area
The Ultimate Speed Internet roll-out in new regions will cover the following South Shore communities: Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Hubert, Longueuil, Vieux-Longueuil, Saint-Lambert, Brossard, Greenfield Park, Delson, Sainte-Catherine, La Prairie, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Sainte-Julie, Beloeil, Chambly, Varennes, Boucherville, Saint-Constant, Chateauguay, Beauharnois, Kahnawake, Lery, Sainte-Martine, Saint-Rémi, McMasterville, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Otterburn Park, Saint-Amable, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Contrecoeur, Verchères, Candiac, Carignan and Mercier.

A speed for every need
Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and Ultimate Speed Internet 50 are being added to Videotron’s other residential and business Internet access services: Basic Internet, High-Speed Internet, Extreme High-Speed Internet and Extreme High-Speed Plus Internet (residential only).
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Videotron Ltd. (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and wireless telephone service. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2008, Videotron was serving 1,691,500 cable television customers in Québec, including 876,700 illico Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,031,400 subscribers to its cable modem service as of September 30, 2008. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 58,600 lines on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to approximately 797,900 Québec households and organizations.


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