Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable’s High Speed Internet hits the road with new Wi-Fi access
Montréal, March 9
, 2007 — Today Cogeco launched its Wi-Fi Internet access in Ontario with nearly
150 access points spread throughout the Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton areas. As of today, all Cogeco
Cable High Speed Internet (HSI) customers in Ontario will be able to take advantage of this new service,
at no additional charge. For Cogeco HSI customers, accessing the Internet or their email accounts
through their portable wireless devices outside their home or office will now be as simple as logging in
with their Cogeco email address and password, around any of these access points.
“We’re very pleased to bring this new service to our HSI customers,” said Ron Perrotta, Vice President,
Marketing at Cogeco Cable. “Wi-Fi continues to grow in popularity as more and more people need an
Internet connection to work, study or surf on the web in many different locations. We are proud to be the
only major Internet service provider in our markets to provide its customers with Wi-Fi access, at no
additional charge, as part of their HSI subscription.”
Wi-Fi access points have been deployed at strategic sites in Cogeco’s footprint such as cafés,
restaurants, recreation facilities and libraries. Like the F-Secure security suite, Cogeco’s Wi-Fi access
represents an interesting added value for Cogeco’s HSI customers. More details about the service along
with the list of Wi-Fi access points can be found on Cogeco’s website at Coge
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. The Corporation invests in
state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of services over these facilities with
great speed and reliability at attractive prices, and strives to provide both superior customer care and
growing profitability to satisfy its customers’ varied electronic communication needs. Through its two-way
broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its residential and commercial customers with analog
and digital video and audio services, high speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The
Corporation provides about 1,649,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to approximately 1,439,000
homes passed in its Canadian service territory and 650,000 RGUs to approximately 829,000 homes
passed in its Portuguese service territory. Cogeco Cable’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA).
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel.: (514) 874-2600