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Need for speed

Need for speed 

Videotron, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., has already established itself as the first Québécois high-speed internet provider. The company’s new pilot program is taking this service to a higher level with DOCSIS 3.0 technology.

“We have always been a trailblazer in this area,” says Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. “Over the past 10 years, we have introduced a series of high-speed Internet access services, each faster than the last, in order to meet consumers’ steadily expanding needs.”

 Through the use of new modems and network architecture, internet in the Greater Montreal area will reach a speed of up to 1,000 Mbps.

DOCSIS 3.1 technology should be available in 2016, bringing with it a shift of home entertainment habits. Trends show that more and more households are upgrading to internet connected devices in an effort to create a connected home. These tendencies provide Videotron with an opportunity to meet customer needs with advanced services.

“Reaching the gigabit per second threshold in this technological test makes the potential of our state-of-the-art network that much more palpable,” added Manon Brouillette. “We are planning to introduce the new service commercially and details of the roll-out will be announced at a later date.”

With the development of home automation and the Internet of Things, Videotron has its work cut out. 

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