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Videotron begins testing new 3.75G mobile network

Montréal, May 7, 2010 – Videotron announces that it is beginning the last phase of testing of its new 3.75G Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) network today. The tests designed to ensure service quality and refine all facets of the customer experience will continue until the network goes into operation. An experienced in-house team has been assigned to carry out the final tests of the system’s operational implementation and technological reliability.

“Consumers know that we are committed to maintaining superior-quality service for our customers,” said Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron. “This is why we are already beginning extensive testing, with about a hundred selected individuals, of the entire customer experience, covering both services and products.”

Build-out of the AWS network is progressing quickly. Videotron has chosen a number of locations across Québec for the tests and will use the process to review all its planned mobile services and the benefits it will offer its future mobile customers.

In view of the confidential nature of the testing, the Company will give no interviews on this subject.

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 digital 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 its digital service. 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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