January 4, 2010 7 years 1 month ago

Videotron surpasses 1M customer mark for digital cable, phone

MONTREAL – Videotron ended 2009 on a high note, with more than 1 million digital cable customers and cable telephone customers.

As of December 31, 2009, the company reported 1,777,000 subscribers to its cable television service, including 1,084,100 subscribers to its illico Digital TV, and 1,014,000 residential and business subscribers to its cable telephone service, compared with 852,000 one year earlier.

“We have every reason to be pleased with our string of successes in 2009,” said president and CEO Robert Dépatie, in a statement. “I am proud of our people, who have solidified Videotron’s leadership in Canada’s telecom industry.”

As it prepares for the upcoming roll-out of its own Advanced Wireless Services network, Videotron also reported 82,800 activated handsets on its wireless service, compared with 63,400 at the same date in 2008.