Bell announced on Thursday it has acquired the largest independent internet provider in Quebec, EBOX.
Longueuil-based EBOX offers internet, telephone and TV to customers in Quebec and parts of Ontario. Bell says it will “maintain the EBOX brand and operations,” with existing residential and business customers remaining in place.
Bell said in a press release the acquisition means EBOX will “benefit from the resources and scale necessary to support the growth of the business and continue delivering improvements to the great services at competitive prices that have earned them loyal customers over the past 25 years.”
“The acquisition of EBOX will further strengthen Bell’s presence in Québec, a key market for our business. I want to commend the founders, Jean-Philippe Béïque and Dominic Letourneau, for the great work they have done with EBOX to bring this company to the level it has reached today. I’m very proud and grateful that they put their trust in Bell to continue their mission in Québec,” said Karine Moses, Vice Chair, Québec, Bell, in a statement.
EBOX founders M. Jean-Philippe Béïque and M. Dominic Letourneau will step away from the business as part of the sale. Isis Thiago De Souza, VP and General Manager, EBOX, will now lead operations.
“We are delighted to join the Bell family and continue the great work that Jean-Philippe and Dominic started 25 years ago to provide great Internet service to customers in Québec and Ontario. This acquisition will enable EBOX to continue to provide great value and service to our customers with the added benefit of Bell’s scale and technology to help us grow our business and make EBOX available to even more residents and businesses in the years to come,” said Isis Thiago De Souza, VP & General Manager, EBOX, in a statement.