Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable extends its digital phone service to several cities in Québec
Montréal, 28 mars 2006 – Today, Cogeco Cable launched its digital phone service in Matane,
Sept-Îles, Baie Comeau and Port-Cartier, Québec. The residents of those cities will be able to
enjoy this attractive offer starting today.
Currently, approximately 38% of homes passed in the Corporation’s territories has 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
The residents of all areas served in Québec can now take advantage of Cogeco Cable’s unique
and all-inclusive digital phone offer for as little as $39.99 per month if they subscribe to Cogeco
Cable’s HSI and cable television service. Plus, they can now benefit from a highly attractive
promotion: $5 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 Québec clients
Current promotion Regular rate
Digital phone only N/A $49.99
Digital phone combined
to another Cogeco
Cable service
$39.99* $44.99
Digital phone combined
to two other Cogeco
Cable services
$34.99* $39.99
Cogeco Cable’s exclusive and comprehensive 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.
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 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