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Videotron upgrades Internet access services for its customers

Montréal, February 21, 2013 – In line with its commitment to always offer customers more and its determination to maintain its position as Québec’s Internet leader, Videotron will introduce a revamped Ultimate Speed Internet 15 access plan for its customers on April 17. At the same time, upload speeds and data caps are being increased for most Ultimate Speed Internet plans. Families, businesses and power users will be able to browse the Web to their heart’s content while enjoying the speed and reliability on which Videotron’s reputation is built.

“Videotron is always striving to meet its customers’ fast-changing needs,” said Manon Brouillette, President, Consumer Market. “Our innovative teams are developing powerful, reliable products in order to deliver the best possible customer experience. That is why we have decided to upgrade our line of services by increasing connection speeds.”

Infinite browsing with the unlimited data plan
In the coming weeks and for a limited time, Videotron multi-product customers who enjoy online entertainment will be able to sign up for an unlimited data add-on to their Internet access plan for $10 per month1.  Business subscribers to any Videotron Internet access plan will receive the add-on at no extra charge.

Uncompromised speed and performance
Starting April 17, Videotron business customers will be able to take advantage of a revamped Ultimate Speed Internet 15 service featuring download speeds of 15 Mbps, upload speeds of 10 Mbps, and a monthly data limit of 75 GB, starting at $50.95 per month.

The family of Ultimate Speed Internet plans is being upgraded to meet the changing needs of customers who want to share a single Internet connection for simultaneous uploading and/or downloading on several computers, tablets and game consoles. The following table sums up the upcoming improvements to Videotron’s Internet plans:

                                          New upload speed  New data cap
Ultimate Speed Internet 20   10 Mbps  (+ 8 Mbps)  125 GB/month (+ 35 GB)
Ultimate Speed Internet 30   10 Mbps  (+ 7 Mbps)  150 GB/month (+ 20 GB)
Ultimate Speed Internet 60   10 Mbps  (+ 7 Mbps)  250 GB/month2
Ultimate Speed Internet 1204  Up to 20 Mbps3       300 GB/month (+ 100 GB)
Ultimate Speed Internet 200    Up to 30 Mbps3         350 GB/month (+ 100 GB)

Business Internet access plans will also be upgraded, as the upload speeds on the Ultimate Speed Internet 20, 30 and 60 plans will be increased to 10 Mbps.

Advanced, powerful network
Videotron, Quebec’s uncontested telecommunications and entertainment leader, has installed more than 30,000 km of fibre optics across Québec in order to create a network that combines the power of fibre optics, coaxial cable and wireless technology, with unlimited potential for future development.

For more information on Videotron’s Internet services, visit www.videotron.com/residential/internet

Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, and Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its interactive Digital TV service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2012, Videotron was serving 1,852,900 cable television customers, including 1,457,800 subscribers to its digital service. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,369,600 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2012. As of the same date, Videotron had 378,300 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,249,700 Québec households and organizations. For the seventh 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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1 The $10 per month rate applies to customers who have three or four Videotron services. Customers with one or two Videotron services can get the unlimited data add-on for $30 per month. Customers must be subscribed to Videotron cable television to qualify for the add-on.
2 Current cap.
3Current speed.
4 To check the availability of Ultimate Speed Internet 120 and 200 for residential customers: http://www.videotron.com/residential/internet/residential-internet#/check-service-availability

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