July 24, 2008
Videotron Internet: Now One Million Subscribers
After announcing last April that the millionth illico digital television receiver had been put on the market, Videotron has just crossed another threshold of one million subscribers to cable Internet service, all categories combined. A resident of Montreal's West Island, is the millionth customer, thus helping Videotron hit this new height.
"Reaching the million mark of subscribers to our Internet products is truly a sign of trust from our customers," says Manon Brouillette, Chief Vice-President, Strategic Development and Commerce. "But we are also demonstrating the importance we attach to customer satisfaction by offering a complete range of services tailored to Internet users of all kinds."
With this objective in mind, Videotron is engaged in constant development in order to offer the latest sophisticated technology and consolidate its position as the Canadian industry leader. Last February, Videotron announced the arrival of TGV 30 and TGV 50 Internet in cooperation with Cisco, once again pushing the speed limits for connectivity in the country. The two new Internet services allow unrivalled downloading times and join the company's roster of Internet access options, listed below:
- TGV 50 Internet: 50 Mbps
- TGV 30 Internet: 30 Mbps
- Extreme Plus high speed Internet: 20 Mbps
- Extreme high speed Internet: 10 Mbps
- High speed Internet: 7 Mbps
- Intermediary Internet: 600 Kbps
In a Leger Marketing survey conducted last March, nearly 96% of Videotron Internet subscribers said they are satisfied with their cable modem Internet service. "Our customers inspire us in our quest to offer the best entertainment experience and technology. We do our utmost every single day to constantly meet their needs," says Manon Brouillette.
The millionth client wins all services and participation at a Le Banquier TV special.
The millionth customer, Mrs. Valerie Ruah, won a one-year subscription to Videotron's "Quattro" package. She will also participate at TVA's successful TV program Le Banquier (a Deal or no Deal spinoff), where she will play for one million dollars (usually half). She is shown here with Mr. Robert Depatie, President and CEO of Videotron, David, Model at Le Banquier and Mr. Pierre Karl Peladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor.
Photo: ftp://ftp.vsi.videotron.com User name : AffCorpMedias Password : !medias! File: Millionieme client
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 March 31, 2008, Videotron was serving 1,652,200 cable television customers in Quebec, including 802,800 illico Digital TV subscribers. As of March 31, 2008, Videotron had activated 49,900 lines on its wireless telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to nearly 691,600 Quebec households and organizations. Videotron is the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,000,000 subscribers to its cable modem service, as of July 18, 2008.
Contacts: Media contact only: Videotron Ltd. Marc Labelle Manager, Corporate Communications 514-380-4458 or Cell: 514-512-4458
SOURCE: Videotron Ltd.