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Videotron Plans to Enhance Wireless Coverage in Abitibi-Témiscamingue & The Laurentians

Videotron will help improve wireless coverage in outlying regions of Québec by installing at least 37 new cell towers in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Laurentians, as part of a partnership with the Québec government.

“On the heels of the success of Canada-Québec Operation High Speed, in which we connected over 37,000 Québec households to Videotron’s high-speed Internet network, we are proud to have been selected to be part of the Québec government’s new initiative to improve wireless coverage in outlying regions,” says Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor. “Access to a quality mobile network is crucial to support economic development and ensure the safety of Quebecers.”

The Québec government’s support under this agreement will enable Videotron to offer its customers more comprehensive wireless coverage, particularly in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where Videotron is playing a growing role thanks to the investments it has made since arriving in the region in 2019. The exact location of the new mobile infrastructure will be determined by the end of summer 2024.

Since 2008, Videotron has invested more than $4 billion in the rollout of its wireless network in order to provide its customers with mobile telephony service.

Videotron is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc. and offers television, entertainment, Internet access, wireline telephone, and mobile telephone services. On April 3, 2023, Videotron acquired Freedom Mobile. As of December 31, 2023, Videotron and Freedom together had 3,764,900 subscriber connections to their mobile telephone services.