Cable & Telecom

Videotron spending $18 million on Eastern Townships

SHERBROOKE – Videotron said Monday it is investing $18 million between now and the middle of 2007 to upgrade its network in parts of central Québec, specifically Sherbrooke, Granby, Victoriaville and Trois-Rivières (Cap-de-la-Madeleine sector). The network modernization will increase bandwidth from 480 MHz to 860 MHz and support new technologies in the years ahead. Videotron's $18 million upgrade project is in addition to its major investments in the region since 1995, which have added fibre optic capacity to its coax cable system and created a two-way network. The network improvements have enabled Videotron to offer interactive services such as video...