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Cogeco Increasing Price of Internet Yet Again, Says Memo to Existing Customer

Montreal-based telecom Cogeco is set to increase internet prices again, according to a memo shared with iPhone in Canada. One of Cogeco’s internet customers in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, said a recent note on their account indicated a price increase was coming in September 2022. Cogeco says this customer’s gigabit internet monthly rate “will increase by $6”...

Canada, Quebec to Spend $6.1 Million to Bring High Speed Internet to 680 Homes

The federal government and Quebec detailed its ongoing plan to expand high-speed internet in the province. Today’s announcement says $6.1 million will be invested for Cogeco to roll out high-speed internet to 680 homes by September 2022 (works out to $8,970 per home). Households in the Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, including municipalities of L'Anse-Saint-Jean, Petit-Saguenay, Rivière-Éternité and Saint-Félix-d'Otis,...

Cogeco Launches Hayu Streaming Service for EPICO Customers

Cogeco has announced EPICO customers now have access to reality TV streaming service hayu. EPICO is Cogeco’s entertainment Cloud PVR service that combines internet streaming and television. "Thanks to the flexibility of Cogeco's EPICO platform, we can continue providing our customers compelling content that truly complements our TV offering," said John Hargrave, Vice-President, Products, in a...

Cogeco Offers Solution to the Telecom Industry’s Competition Problem

According to the Financial Post, Ontario and Quebec's second-largest cable operator Cogeco Inc. has a solution to the Canadian telecommunications industry's widespread lack of real competition. After Rogers announced a deal to acquire Canada's fourth-largest telecom provider Shaw for $26 billion earlier this week, the Competition Bureau acknowledged the potentially industry-changing announcement resulted in overwhelming online...

Cogeco Internet Down for the Second Time This Week in Ontario

Ontario Internet provider Cogeco appears to be dealing with its second internet outage this week, as customers on Friday noted they were again unable to connect online. Users are reporting current Cogeco internet outages in areas such as Oakville, Courtright, Port Hope, Niagara Falls, Belleville, North Bay, Milton, Trenton, Burlington, Georgetown, Windsor, Huntsville, Chatham, Petawawa...

Altice USA and Rogers Stand By Their “Very Attractive Offer” to Cogeco

Altice USA and Rogers provided an offer to acquire Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. yesterday. The takeover offer, which would see Rogers acquire the Canadian assets of Cogeco, was soon rejected in the evening by the Cogeco boards of directors. This afternoon, Altice USA and Rogers released the following statement on the matter, saying,...

Rogers to Acquire Cogeco in $4.9 Billion Deal from Altice USA Bid [Update]

Rogers has announced it will acquire Canadian telecommunications company Cogeco in a $4.9 billion deal. Altice USA will make a $10.3 billion CAD cash offer to buy Cogeco, and then sell the Canadian assets of the latter to Rogers for $4.9 billion. Rogers says, “as the largest long-term shareholder of Cogeco, Rogers is supportive of...

Cogeco Says MVNOs Would Open Up Competition, Lower Cellphone Bills

Montreal-based telecom provider, Cogeco, spoke at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) public hearing on wireless services earlier this week, and supported the case for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to increase competition and lower wireless prices. According to The Globe and Mail, the company’s CEO and president, Phillipe Jetté, told the CRTC Cogeco had...

Cogeco Price Increases Coming for TV, Home Phone, Internet on Sept. 1, 2017

Cogeco has informed customers rate adjustments are coming this fall to TV, home phone and Internet. According to the letter sent to customers below, starting September 1, 2017, monthly price hikes are going to happen for the following: Television  Standalone channels + $0.50 (currently $3.50/mo) Standalone channels, WWE Network + $1 (currently $6/mo) Basic cable...