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Basic Internet: Videotron makes Internet service 2.5 times faster

Montréal, June 18, 2010 — Videotron announces that the speed of its Basic Internet access service will increase from 1 mbps to 2.5 mbps. After raising the file transfer limit from 2 GB to 3 GB in March 2010, increasing speed was the logical next move in order to provide a complete service that matches customer needs. With this upgrade, Videotron continues to offer the fastest Internet access services on the Quebec market.

“The faster speed will further enhance user experience, letting Videotron customers download documents, music, movies and videos in half the time,” said Myrianne Collin, Vice President, Marketing, Consumer Division, of Videotron. “Videotron continues to address the growing needs of its customers, who are looking for more speed at a reasonable price. We are fully focussed on delivering a range of Internet services designed to meet the expectations of all consumers.”

Videotron Basic Internet service will support a transfer speed of 2.5 mbps with a transfer limit of 3 GB, for the same price of $27.95.

Videotron encourages its customers to respect intellectual property and acquire music legally.

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 March 31, 2010, Videotron was serving 1,785,500 cable television customers in Quebec, including 1,119,900 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,191,600 subscribers to its cable modem service as of March 31, 2010. As of the same date, Videotron had activated 85,300 handsets on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,043,000 Quebec households and organizations. For the fifth consecutive year, Videotron was named Quebec’s most respected telecommunications company by Les Affaires magazine, based on a Léger Marketing survey.

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