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Vidéotron Limited is an integrated communications company active in cable television, interactive multimedia development, video on demand and Internet access services, serving Quebec, Canada. It is a subsidiary of Quebecor. The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication. ... A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... There are several conceptual views of interactivity, the most general being the contingency view. ... Multimedia is the use of several different media to convey information (text, audio, graphics, animation, video, and interactivity). ... Video on demand systems are systems which allow users to select and watch video content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... This article is about the Internet An internet is a more general term for any set of interconnected computer networks that are connected by internetworking Graphic representation of the WWW information network structure around Wikipedia, as represented by hyperlinks The Internet, or simply the Net, is the publicly available worldwide... This article describes the Canadian province. ... Quebecor (written without an accent on the first e, even in French) is a Quebec-based company with two main spheres of activity: Quebecor World is the largest commercial printing company in the world, with 39 000 employees around the world. ...


Vidéotron ltée is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development and Internet access services. Vidéotron uses technologies such as its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. Vidéotron serves 1,450,000 cable television customers in Québec; including over 308,000 illico subscribers. Vidéotron also provides high-speed cable Internet access, with 501,000 subscribers to its cable modem and dial-up services, the most in Québec.


In April 2005, Vidéotron agreed to deliver customer data to the Canadian Recording Industry Association, allowing the latter to go ahead with file-sharing lawsuits against the customers. This has worried privacy advocates. Serge Sasseville, of Vidéotron has been quoted saying of the disclosue, "We do it on a regular basis. It's not very complicated."


Critics of Vidéotron also allege that its internet service is poor and overpriced, with a download limit of 20GB (10 GB upload) per month with an additional charge of $7.95 per gigabyte extra.


External Links

  • Videotron Website (http://www.videotron.ca)

 
 

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