Télébec

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Télébec, société en commandite
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Communications Services
Founded 1969
Headquarters Bécancour, Québec, Canada
Key people Roch Dubé - President & CEO Bell Nordiq Group
Employees 728
Parent Bell Aliant
Website www.telebec.com

Télébec is a telephone company located in the province of Quebec in Canada. It serves various sectors like the James Bay territory area, the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, parts of central and southern Quebec and parts of the Outaouais region.

The name Télébec originated with the first telephone company to operate a municipal system in the town of Bécancour, "Téléphone Bécancour", which was founded in 1965 by a group of businessmen. Three years later, Télébec merged with seven other phone companies: Téléphone Princeville ltée, Télécommunication Richelieu ltée, Téléphone de Contrecoeur ltée, Compagnie de Téléphone La Tuque ltée, Télécommunications de l'Est ltée, Compagnie de Téléphone Arthabaska ltée, and Compagnie de Téléphone Pontiac ltée.

Other telephones companies were merged with Télébec and some of them were sold to Télébec over the years.

Currently, Télébec is the landline carrier for over 180,000 customers spread on about 750,000 square kilometres, making it the telephone company with the largest territory in Quebec.

In 1996 Télébec created Télébec Mobilité, a CDMA and HSPA mobile phone service provider affiliated with Bell Mobility.

Télébec is also an ADSL and cable Internet Service Provider (ISP) through Télébec Internet which is also closely linked with Bell Sympatico.

Since January 30, 2007, Télébec is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Aliant, although for Inter-Exchange Carrier and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier service agreements it is still considered independent by Bell.

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