Presentation

 

The Federation was first known as the FCCQ (Fédération des coopératives de câblodistribution du Québec).

The FCCQ was founded in 1997 at the initiative of many small cooperatives previously created to fill "gaps" left by the major distribution channels not only installed television cable networks in small communities when deemed "not profitable". They wanted to break the isolation of small cable companies and give them a tool of official representation and defense of their interests with various industry players.


With the advent of the Internet and high speed Internet, the same problem reappeared. The large distribution networks of telecommunications have again neglected the smaller markets in the region since their business models are still designed for larger markets.

The need for access to the HSI is so strong that once the need for access to cable television, the Federation has developed a new expertise, again for its traditional niche market, but this time for access to High Speed Internet. It then changed its name in 2009 to reflect this new reality and become the FCCTQ, the Fédération des coopératives de câblodistribution et de télécommunication du Québec.


The Federation still continues its advocacy work with various governmental and regulatory bodies. It collects and provides its members with all information on new technologies and the management operations of a cable company and telecommunications.

The Federation is a member of the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité  (CQCM). It enables its member cooperatives and members of its unions join the big family of cooperation and mutuality of Quebec.