Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable acquires MaXess in South-western, Ontario
Montréal, March 11, 2008 — Cogeco Cable (TSX: CCA) the second largest cable operator in both
Ontario, Québec and Portugal based on the number of basic cable service customers served,
announced today the acquisition of all the assets of MaXess Networx®, EnWin ENWIN Energy
Ltd.'s telecommunications division (City of Windsor’s energy company).
Maxess Networx® operates a broadband network equipped with next generation ATM and Ethernet
technology. This enables MaXess Networx® to provide organizations in South-western Ontario with
the broadband capacity required for data networking, high-speed Internet access, e-business
applications, video conferencing and other advanced communications. Cogeco Cable, which also
offers broadband services to organizations in South-western Ontario, will use this network to
expand its service offering in the area. Maxess Networx® customers will also benefit from Cogeco
Cable’s suite of business products and gain access to Cogeco Cable’s extensive fibre network
spanning Ontario and Quebec.
“We’re very happy to announce this acquisition, especially because it strengthens Cogeco Business
Solutions Data services,” said Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco Cable. “We have al ways
been on the lookout for both internal and external growth opportunities, in Canada and elsewhere.
MaXess met our stringent criteria and we are confident it will prove a great added value for Cogeco
Cable’s customers, shareholders and employees.”
“The City of Windsor and Enwin Energy Ltd are pleased that an experienced and successful cable
operator with a good track record in the Windsor region is taking charge of MaXess‘ customers. We
are confident that businesses and public-sector organizations will be able to grow with a partner like
Cogeco Cable,“ said EnWin Energy Ltd. Board Chair and Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis.
This acquisition is consistent with Cogeco Cable’s pursuit of external growth opportunities in the
past and enables the Corporation to continue to take part in the development of the cable
telecommunications sector in Canada.
“This is a great opportunity for Cogeco Cable, as it enables us to grow internally, through service
offering expansion, and externally, through acquisition. Profitable growth has always been our main
goal, and we remain open to opportunities that meet our criteria in Canada and elsewhere,”
concluded Mr. Audet.
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Cogeco Cable (, a telecommunications company offering a diverse range of
services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the second largest cable operator in Ontario,
Québec and Portugal, in terms of the number of Basic Cable service customers served. Through its
two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its residential and commercial
customers with Analogue and Digital Television, High Speed Internet, Telephony and Data services.
The Corporation provides approximately 2,569,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to 2,365,000
homes passed in its Canadian and Portuguese service territories. Cogeco Cable’s subordinate
voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CCA).
EnWin Utilities Ltd. is Windsor's Local Distribution Company, responsible for the distribution of
electricity and the servicing and maintenance of Windsor's power line infrastructure. As well, EnWin
Utilities Ltd. is a management services company providing fleet, billing, collections, credit, financial,
human resources, customer service; and information technology services to Windsor Utilities
Commission and City of Windsor.
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Cogeco Cable
Tel.: (514) 874-2600
Victoria Zuber
Enwin Energy Ltd
Tel. (519) 255-2727