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Videotron satisfied with 2008 performance


February 25, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

Videotron says 2008 was highlighted by significant growth for all products, marking the installation of its millionth illico Digital TV set-top box, the addition of the millionth client to its Internet access service, and the introduction of the Ultimate Speed Internet 30 (30 Mbps) and Ultimate Speed Internet 50 (50 Mbps) services.

During
the year, the Company also unveiled plans for major investments
totalling between $800 million and $1 billion to roll-out its new
Advanced Wireless Services network, a project that will create several
hundred jobs.




“In
2008, Videotron exceeded its own forecasts and met its customers’
expectations, maintaining a satisfaction rate that ranks among the
highest in the Canadian telecom industry,” said Robert Dépatie,
president and CEO. “For this achievement, I am very proud of our
people.”




Videotron
added 159,100 clients to its illico Digital TV service, the largest
customer increase since the service was introduced. As of December 31,
2008, Videotron had 1,715,620 subscribers to its cable television
service, including 927,320 subscribers to illico Digital TV; 1,063,850
subscribers to its Internet access service; 851,990 subscribers to its
cable telephone service; and 63,400 activated phones on its wireless
telephone service.




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