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June 21, 2010

Videotron Speeds Up Basic Internet Access 2.5 Times

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Videotron (News - Alert) is the Canadian integrated telecommunications company and is a service provider for cable television, cable telephony, wireless communication, and internet access service. Its primary service area is Quebec, New Brunswick and some parts of Eastern Ontario. It is a subsidiary if Quebecor Media.
According to Myrianne Collin, vice president, marketing, consumer division, Videotron the customers are always looking for higher internet speed at a reasonable price and the company is committed to meet the growing needs of its customers.
The company will make every effort to design their internet services to meet the expectations of its customers. Earlier in the month of March they had increased the file transfer limit from 2 GB to 3 GB. Now the internet access speed has been increased 2½ times. It has become the fastest internet service provider in the Quebec market. Les Affaires magazine has named Videotron as the most respected telecommunications company in Quebec for five years in a row. 
Increasing broadband access is the need of the hour as the subscriber base has gone up and people have become more familiar with internet and its usage. In Finland, Europe 1 mbps internet access has become a legal right and they have plans to make 100 mbps broadband connection as the legal right by 2015. That is one of the reasons why Finland is the tech-industry leader. It has done a good job of investing in technology far more than many other European countries.
In related news, IRIS Telecom, an independent measurement and wireless telecom company recently said that Turkcell (News - Alert), a communications and technology company in Turkey, has the highest average mobile Internet speed among operators tested in Turkey, France, Germany, and the U.K.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison