Vidéotron commits $1 billion to build own network

One step closer to Quebec seperating from Canada: Quebecor Media and Videotron confirmed they are investing between $800 million and $1 billion over the next four years to roll out their own High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network in Québec.

This will create 1,000 jobs and Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron said: “True to its track record of bringing its customers the best in technology and entertainment, Videotron intends to launch an unprecedented offering of advanced wireless telecommunications services on the Québec market. It will be economical, simple and transparent, which is to say there will be no hidden fees. I can say without hesitation that at this time no other Canadian company is in a position to go as far as Videotron when it comes to integrating technology and content, for the benefit of local consumers and small businesses. There is a considerable advantage to being a new market entrant in this industry: our network will be  designed using the latest technology and it will be readily upgradeable, meaning a fast transition to 4G. We will therefore be equipped to offer consumers an unparalleled customer experience, with wireless Internet services at speeds of up to 3 mbps across Videotron’s service area.”

Read the press release here