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Videotron to trump Bell with 200Mbps service in May

16 Mar 2012

Canadian cableco Videotron has announced that it will launch a new, faster broadband service with download speeds of up to 200Mbps and upstream rates of up to 30Mbps in the Quebec City area in May, based on DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Videotron upgraded its cable broadband packages to offer 50Mbps over its entire network in the province of Quebec in 2009, covering more than three million households, and in 2010 it boosted speeds again with the launch of a premium DOCSIS 3.0-based 120Mbps service. The new 200Mbps service appears to trump rival Bell Canada’s launch this month of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services across Quebec City with downloads of up to 175Mbps and uploads peaking at 30Mbps.

Canada, Videotron

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