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Videotron files complaint against Cablevision

Videotron of Montreal, a provider of cable television, Internet and mobile telephone services, has filed a complaint against Cablevision of Val-d’Or, QC with the CRTC, as well as an action for damages in the Superior Court of Quebec. The complaint alleges that Cablevision has been taking actions intended to slow Videotron’s entry into the region of Abitibi, QC in violation of regulatory and contractual obligations. According to Videotron, Cablevision has been limiting the resources assigned to serve customers who want to subscribe to Videotron's services, resulting in installation delays for Abitibi residents. Cablevision is a subsidiary of BCE. Videotron is a subsidiary of Quebecor.

“It's disappointing to see Cablevision persistently trying to stave off the arrival of healthy competition by all possible means,” said Jean-François Pruneau, president and CEO of Videotron. “Meanwhile, local residents are the ones who are losing out, yet again.”

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