Cogeco Communications

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Cogeco Cable’s High Speed Internet Services: Still the Fastest
Montréal, August 7, 2006 Cogeco Cable Inc. today announced that it has upgraded its high-
speed Internet (HSI) speeds in order to continue providing its customers with the fastest Internet
experience possible.
Starting today, the download speed of the HSI Standard service, the most popular at Cogeco
Cable, will increase from a maximum of 7 Mbps to a maximum of 10 Mbps in all areas served by
the Corporation where HSI service is available. The download speed for the Pro service will
increase from a maximum of 10 Mbps to a maximum of 16 Mbps.
“Every day, the need to access information and multimedia files grows substantially, and our
customers don’t want to wait while they download music, videos or other types of files. This is why
we continue to significantly improve our offering and the speed of our services. We are proud to
offer our customers the ultimate overall HSI experience with the most secure and fastest services
of their category in the areas we serve,” said Mr. Ron Perrotta, Vice-President of Marketing at
Cogeco Cable.
For the same reasons, Cogeco Cable recently increased the combined upload and download bit
cap for each HSI service, thereby making its Ontario offering even more competitive: 100 GB for
the Pro service, 60 GB for the Standard service and 10 GB for the Lite service (known as Mini in
Furthermore, the complete suite of F-Secure security services was recently upgraded with the
introduction of the most complete version in all Cogeco Cable territories. This suite is recognized as
one of the most secure protections available on the market and is included at no extra charge for
subscribers to the Standard and Pro services.
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 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 infrastructures, 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 1,511,693 revenue-generating units (RGU)
to approximately 1,469,009 homes passed
in its
As at May 31, 2006
As at March 31, 2006
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Canadian service territory and 611,204 RGUs
to approximately 820,309 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