Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable digital phone service now in Waterdown
Montréal, March 21, 2006 – Today, Cogeco Cable launched its digital phone service in
Waterdown, Ontario.
Territories and clientele
Like the residents of regions already served in Ontario and Québec, the majority of Waterdown
residents will be able to enjoy this attractive offer, starting today, whether or not they already
subscribe to a Cogeco Cable service. Currently, 36% of homes passed in the Corporation’s
territories have access to digital phone service. Service will continue to be rolled out to most cities
in Cogeco Cable’s territories by the end of 2006.
A comprehensive, accessible, and competitive offering
Cogeco Cable’s unique and all-inclusive digital phone service package includes unlimited
calling – routed on Cogeco Cable’s private network – in Canada and the continental US, the five
most popular calling features (Voice Mail, Call Display, Call Waiting, Visual Call Waiting and Call
Forwarding) as well as basic operator assistance and information services.
Waterdown residents, along with those of areas already served in Ontario, can now take
advantage of this offer for as little as $44.99 per month if they subscribe to Cogeco Cable’s high-
speed Internet and cable television service. They can also benefit from a highly attractive
promotion: $10 off their monthly bill for one year. This represents savings of up to 50% for a
similar combination of traditional services at regular rates offered by the incumbent telephone
company in those cities.
Digital phone service monthly rate for Ontario clients
Current promotion Regular rate
Digital phone service
$54.99 $54.99
Digital phone service
combined to another
Cogeco Cable service
$39.99* $49.99
Digital phone service
combined to two other
Cogeco Cable services
$34.99* $44.99
Furthermore, customers can keep their existing phone number, telephones, and outlets. During
the introductory period, they will also receive free installation by Cogeco Cable’s professional
technicians (valued at $79.99) if they subscribe to at least another Cogeco Cable service. There
are also no hidden fees or contracts to sign.
* For a twelve month
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Cogeco Cable ( is the second largest cable operator in both Ontario and Québec,
and ranks fourth in Canada in terms of the number of basic service customers served. To provide
growing profitability and satisfy its customers’ varied electronic communication needs, Cogeco
Cable delivers a wide range of services at attractive prices with great speed and reliability, invests
in state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, and strives to provide superior customer care.
Through its two-way broadband cable infrastructure, Cogeco Cable provides its residential and
commercial customers with analogue and digital video and audio services, high-speed Internet
access as well as digital telephony service. The Corporation provides about 1,409,000 revenue-
generating units to approximately 1,454,000 households in its service territory. Cogeco Cable’s
subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA.SV).
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel.: (514) 874-2600