Distributel puts Internet users first

Leading Independent ISP Reduces Rates and Offers New Unlimited Plans in Quebec, Commends Government on Supporting Competition

MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Distributel Communications is pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2012, it will introduce new low-cost unlimited plans for Internet users in Quebec and reduce overage charges on its existing plans by more than 60%. Base rates for existing plans will stay at their current low levels.  One of the largest independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the province, Distributel is bucking the industry trend by absorbing bandwidth costs as a November 15th CRTC Decision comes into effect.

"Distributel will continue to put its customers first no matter which Internet plan they choose," said Mel Cohen, President of Distributel. "We couldn't have offered these new unlimited plans if the original UBB structure had been left in place; I commend the CRTC and the government for making a stand in support of competition. Ultimately, the winners are consumers. "

Distributel's new unlimited plans, starting at $37.95 per month, are significantly more affordable than other comparable plans currently available in Quebec. Furthermore, existing customers on Distributel's 15 Mbps plan will receive a notification that their plan is now unlimited, whereas there previously was a 90 GB cap. Customers on existing 3 Mbps or 8 Mbps plans will experience a reduction in the rate they pay for data transfer in excess of their limit, from $4.50 to $1.50 per GB.

For over 20 years, Distributel has been a trusted provider of residential telecom services like Internet, home phone and long distance services in Ontario and Quebec and recently began offering its unlimited high-speed Internet service in Western Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey). The Company now boasts hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers and is one of the largest IP networks in the country.

For more information about Distributel, please visit www.distributel.ca

ABOUT DISTRIBUTEL

Since 1988, Distributel Communications has been offering Canadians high quality, competitively priced communications solutions backed by an extremely high standard of customer service. Now operating as a national carrier with services in over 1000 cities, Distributel is Canada's leading independent Internet Service Provider, offering cable and DSL Internet as well as home phone and long distance to consumers in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Under the ThinkTel brand, Distributel also offers SIP‐based voice, video, and data services in both retail and wholesale models to some of the country's largest organizations.

For further information:

Vitaly Gurevich
Zenergy Communications
vitaly@zenergycom.com
416.591.5461