Cogeco Communications

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For immediate release
Cogeco Cable’s Digital Phone service now in the Rimouski area
Montréal, February 14, 2006 – Today, Cogeco Cable launched its Digital Phone service in the
Rimouski area.
Territories and clientele
Like the residents of regions already served in Ontario and Québec, the residents of Rimouski,
Rimouski-Est, Pointe-au-Père, Price, St-Anaclet, Ste-Flavie and Mont-Joli sectors will be able to
enjoy this attractive offer, starting today, whether or not they already subscribe to a Cogeco Cable
service. Currently, approximately 34% 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
in Canada and continental United States, 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. Because the calls are routed through its private digital
network, Cogeco Cable offers a much more reliable and secure digital phone service than those
where the calls are routed over the public Internet.
The Rimouski area residents, along with those of areas already served in Québec, can now take
advantage of this 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
phone services 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
Furthermore, customers can keep their existing phone number, telephones, and outlets. They will
also receive, during the introductory period, free installation by Cogeco Cable’s professional
technicians (valued at $79.99). 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