Investments of $ 25 million made over the past three years by Videotron have made it possible to connect more than 30,000 new homes and businesses in Quebec regions to high-speed Internet.
This is what the company said on Friday, pointing out that the new customers are mainly located in the regions of Lanaudière, Basses-Laurentides, Outaouais, Estrie, Montérégie and in Charlevoix.
These investments, as well as others to come, now allow Videotron to reach 90% of Quebecers thanks to its hybrid fiber optic-coaxial cable network.
“Videotron is keen to support local communities by becoming the accomplice of the connected life of all Quebecers,” Jean-François Pruneau, President and CEO of Videotron, said on Friday in a press release.
“The past few months have clearly shown us that access to a reliable and fast Internet network is a necessity both to stay connected with our loved ones and to ensure the economic development of our regions,” continued Mr. Pruneau. We are determined to connect as many homes and businesses as possible in Quebec. ”
This week, Vidéotron filed a lawsuit for damages of $ 12.7 million against its competitor Bell, denouncing the latter’s “obstructionist maneuvers”. The company has also turned to the Competition Bureau of Canada because it claims that Bell is slowing or blocking access to its poles.