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Videotron boosts file transfer limit on Basic Internet service to 3 Gb

Montréal, March 31, 2010 – Keeping pace with changing customer needs, Videotron is increasing the file transfer limit on its Basic Internet service from 2 Gb to 3 Gb as of April 1. The announcement follows on the heels of the increase in the speed of the service from 600 kbps to 1 mbps at the beginning of March. The speed and file transfer increases are designed to match customers’ greater Internet use and new usage habits.

“Videotron is always listening to consumers and improving its Internet services to provide customers with the Web experience they expect,” said Myrianne Collin, Vice President, Marketing, Consumer Division, of Videotron. “Clients of Videotron’s Basic Internet service have become more connected and the Internet is now part of their daily lives. Basic Internet is changing in response to the new realities.”

The improved Basic Internet service will be offered at the same price of $27.95 per month.

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, 2009, Videotron was serving 1,777,000 cable television customers in Québec, including 1,084,100 subscribers to illico Digital TV. Videotron is the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,170,600 subscribers to its cable modem service as of December 31, 2009. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 82,800 handsets on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,014,000 Québec households and organizations. For the fifth 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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