Vidéotron Rings Up Montreal


Le Groupe Vidéotron Ltée has rolled out its Internet-protocol-telephony service in Montreal.

The MSO said it has signed up more than 62,500 customers in Laval, the South Shore, the West Island and the Quebec City area in the six months that the service has been available.

More than 825,000 households across the island of Montreal will now have access to Vidéotron’s IP-telephony service.

Unlike most voice-over-IP services offered by cable operators, Vidéotron's service does not require an Internet connection. It uses IP but transmits the signal over the MSO’s own private network, managed entirely by Vidéotron, and not over the public information highway, as in the case with other VoIP providers.