MONTREAL, March 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Today Cogeco launched its Wi-Fi Internet
access in Ontario with nearly 150 access points spread throughout the
Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton areas. As of today, all Cogeco Cable High
Speed Internet (HSI) customers in Ontario will be able to take advantage of
this new service, at no additional charge. For Cogeco HSI customers, accessing
the Internet or their email accounts through their portable wireless devices
outside their home or office will now be as simple as logging in with their
Cogeco email address and password, around any of these access points.
"We're very pleased to bring this new service to our HSI customers," said
Ron Perrotta, Vice President, Marketing at Cogeco Cable. "Wi-Fi continues to
grow in popularity as more and more people need an Internet connection to
work, study or surf on the web in many different locations. We are proud to be
the only major Internet service provider in our markets to provide its
customers with Wi-Fi access, at no additional charge, as part of their HSI
Wi-Fi access points have been deployed at strategic sites in Cogeco's
footprint such as cafés, restaurants, recreation facilities and libraries.
Like the F-Secure security suite, Cogeco's Wi-Fi access represents an
interesting added value for Cogeco's HSI customers. More details about the
service along with the list of Wi-Fi access points can be found on Cogeco's
website at Cogeco.ca/wifi.
ABOUT COGECO CABLE
Cogeco Cable (www.cogeco.ca), a telecommunications company offering a
diverse range of services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the
second largest cable operator in Ontario, Québec and Portugal, in terms of the
number of basic cable service customers served. The Corporation invests in
state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of
services over these facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive
prices, and strives to provide both superior customer care and growing
profitability to satisfy its customers' varied electronic communication needs.
Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its
residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, high speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The
Corporation provides about 1,649,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to
approximately 1,439,000 homes passed in its Canadian service territory and
650,000 RGUs to approximately 829,000 homes passed in its Portuguese service
territory. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange (CCA).
For further information:
For further information: Marie Carrier, Director, Corporate
Communications, (514) 874-2600