Six network expansion projects will be
completed by Cogeco in several Ontario communities
BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 4, 2022
/CNW Telbec/ - Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) is proud to
announce that Cogeco Connexion, its Canadian broadband subsidiary,
will carry out six new high-speed Internet network expansion
projects in several regions of Ontario as part of the Accelerated
High-Speed Internet Program (AHSIP), which will benefit
37 municipalities and will connect over 13,800
homes and businesses. These digital infrastructure investment
projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2025.
These projects allowing Cogeco to serve new customers are in
addition to other network expansions being made in Ontario in collaboration with the provincial
government under the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology
(SWIFT) and Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) programs, and with the federal
government under the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) program.
"This announcement is part of our ambitious plan to connect more
homes and businesses in Ontario's
underserved communities. We are continuing to work with governments
to bridge the digital divide between large urban centers and less
populated areas," said Philippe Jetté, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc.
"Connectivity is key to ensuring digital inclusion in our society
and is a powerful driver of economic and social development in our
"Supported by their expertise and their recognized know-how, our
local teams are already hard at work to develop and deploy these
major high-speed connectivity projects. Once these projects are
completed, more than 13,800 homes and businesses will be connected
to Cogeco's high-speed Internet services," stated Frédéric Perron,
President of Cogeco Connexion.
ABOUT COGECO COMMUNICATIONS
Rooted in the communities it serves, Cogeco Communications Inc.
(TSX: CCA) is a growing competitive force in the North American
telecommunications sector with a legacy of 65 years. Through its
business units Cogeco Connexion and Breezeline (formerly Atlantic
Broadband), Cogeco Communications provides Internet, video and
phone services to 1.6 million residential and business customers in
Quebec and Ontario in Canada as well as in twelve states in
the United States. To learn more
about Cogeco Communications' growth strategy and its commitment to
support its communities, promote inclusive growth and fight climate
change, please visit us online at corpo.cogeco.com.
SOURCE Cogeco Communications Inc.