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Vidéotron Brings VoIP to Canada

Vidéotron Ltée said Monday that it is the first major Canadian MSO to offer voice-over-Internet-protocol service.

The operator launched its service on Montreal's South Shore, with plans to roll it out progressively throughout Quebec in 2005.

More than 300,000 South Shore residents currently have access to Vidéotron's residential-phone service, and more than 2,500 households are already using it, Vidéotron said.

“Customers who subscribe to our new service will enjoy great discounts on their phone bill, especially if they already subscribe to Vidéotron,” CEO Robert Depatie said in a prepared statement.

“They will also be able to obtain residential telephone service, cable and Internet from a single provider, supported by customer service that lives up to their expectations,” he added.