Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable doubles the speed of its high-speed Internet Lite service
Montréal, February 1, 2006 Today, Cogeco Cable Inc. announced a significant increase in download
speed for its high-speed Internet (HSI) Lite service, thereby ensuring its clients access to the fastest
high-speed Internet service of its category in territories served by Cogeco Cable.
During February, HSI Lite download speed will be increased from 300 Kpbs up to a maximum of 640
Kbps in all regions served by Cogeco Cable where high-speed Internet is available. This new speed is
25% faster than that of the same category offered by the leading provider of DSL high-speed Internet.
Subscribers will not spend more for this increase in speed. Cogeco Cable’s HSI Lite service is currently
on promotion and available at a monthly rate of only $19.95 for twelve months, if combined with a
digital television subscription.
“By doubling the download speed of our Lite service, we continue to ensure our customers access to
the fastest service in its category in the territories we serve. Furthermore, Cogeco Cable has ranked
among the fastest high-speed Internet service providers in North America according to, an independent web site that tracks ISP speeds,” said Mr. Ron Perrotta, Vice-
President, Marketing at Cogeco Cable.
With Cogeco Cable, customers are sure to have the fastest HSI service in their region. Indeed, Cogeco
Cable’s Standard and Pro HSI services are the fastest in their category, with download speeds
reaching 6 Mbps and 10 Mbps, respectively.
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