Videotron has today announced its participation in the High Speed Operation project to connect currently underserved households outside Quebec’s urban centres. The carrier plans to connect 37,000 households in partnership with the governments of Quebec by the end of 2022.
Videotron has been rated Québec’s most respected telecommunications company for the past 15 years in a row. The newly connected households will be able to subscribe to Helix, Videotron’s new home entertainment and connected lifestyle experience.
More Quebecers will also have access to the best customer experience, at the same price as in major urban centres.
“Videotron is ready to take up this challenge and our people are already gearing up to start working on the ground within the next few days. The number of households the governments have allocated to us is a testament to Videotron’s expertise and ability to carry out large-scale projects,” said Jean-François Pruneau, President and CEO, Videotron.
“We welcome the political will to bring high-speed Internet access to all currently underserved Quebecers through this program. High-speed Internet is more essential than ever to these individuals and businesses, and to the economic, social and cultural vitality of outlying communities.
To achieve their goals and meet their timetable, the governments will have to keep up the pressure on Bell to provide access to its support structures.” — Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor
Videotron will begin work immediately and the project will be completed by October 2022. For those tired of waiting for faster high speed internet in rural areas, Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet is now available for sign up.