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The fastest Internet access service for Videotron customers

Montréal, April 1, 2009 – Videotron is extending its Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and Ultimate Speed Internet 50 services in the outskirts of Montréal. As of tomorrow, more than 400,000 households and businesses in 70 municipalities around Montréal will have access to 30 mbps and 50 mbps Internet service, the fastest in Québec. Overall, 915,000 families and businesses in more than 100 municipalities will have access to the latest technology available. Customers can check the availability of the services in their locality at videotron.com/ultimate.

“This move is part of Videotron’s regional business development initiatives, as well as the creation of 271 jobs in Joliette to meet the demand created by the introduction of new products such as Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50,” said Manon Brouillette, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Marketing.

Unparalleled download speeds
The power of Ultimate Speed Internet 30 makes it possible for users to download a 6 MB audio track in 2 seconds and with Ultimate Speed Internet 50, download a complete album containing ten 6 MG tracks in 10 seconds. Videotron reminds its customers of the importance of legally acquiring the music and films they download with the added speed of Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50.

The answer to the needs of connected families and households
Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50 are ideal for households where several people use the Internet simultaneously for different purposes. A four-member family can shop online, import a video clip from a website and play online video games at the same time over a single Internet connection, without any decrease in speed.

“The use of state-of-the-art DOCSIS® 3.0 technology makes it possible for us to provide a service that meets the growing needs of households where several people share a single Internet connection. Videotron continues to lead the way in Internet services with an advantageous offering: large download capacity at lightning speed for a competitive price,” added Manon Brouillette.

An economic driver
A study of broadband services in Canada released in December 2008 by the Seaboard Group under the title Don’t You Wish Your Internet Was Hot Like Laval’s? praises Videotron’s Ultimate Speed Internet services. The study notes that very high speed Internet access will be a key factor in regional economic vitality, education services and the promotion of culture.

Competitive rates
Videotron is offering residential and business customers increased download capacities with no increase in rates: 70 GB and 100 GB for residential subscribers to Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50 respectively; 150 GB and 200 GB for business subscribers to Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50. Residential Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50 cost $64.95 and $79.95 per month respectively, with a 12-month commitment. For a limited time, new customers who sign up for one year will get the first month free. For business customers, Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50 cost $119.95 and $149.95 per month, with a 12-month commitment. New business customers get three months free plus free installation with a 36-month commitment.

Regions served
Videotron is rolling out its Ultimate Speed Internet services to a number of localities within its service area in the Lower Laurentians, Lanaudière and Montérégie regions. The municipalities that will be served include Blainville, Deux-Montagnes, Hudson, Joliette, Mascouche, Repentigny, Rigaud, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Jérôme, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Terrebone and Vaudreuil.

A speed for every need
Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and 50 are being added to Videotron's line of residential and business Internet services, which also includes Basic Internet, High-Speed Internet, Extreme High-Speed Internet and Extreme High-Speed Plus Internet (residential only).

DOCSIS® is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories inc.

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 December 31, 2008, Videotron was serving 1,715,616 cable television customers in Québec, including 927,322 illico Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,063,847 subscribers to its cable modem service as of December 31, 2008. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 63,402 lines on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to approximately 851,987 Québec households and organizations.


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