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FounderJean-Philippe Béïque and Dominic Létourneau
1225 Saint-Charles West, 11th Floor, Longueil, Quebec
Area served
Ontario and Quebec
Key people
Isis Thiago De Souza (CEO)
ProductsHigh speed Internet, Television, Home phone
Number of employees
400 (2020)
ParentBell Canada

EBOX is a Canadian telecommunications company headquartered in Longueuil, Quebec,[1] founded in 1997 as an independent telecommunication services provider. EBOX offers a wide range of high speed Internet plans in Ontario and Quebec as well as VoIP Digital Home Phone service. EBOX also provides IPTV (Internet Protocol television).


Between 2007 and 2012, EBOX, formerly known as Electronic Box, increased its net sales by 1,859%.[2] Following a decision from the CRTC in 2011 favoring Canadian independent telecom service providers, Electronic Box was one of the first independent providers to offer Internet services at a reduced rate.[2]

In 2016, Electronic Box simplified its name by rebranding to EBOX.

In 2017, EBOX launched their largest advertising campaign in collaboration with the DentsuBos advertising agency [3] which allowed them to grow their customer base to 70,000 subscribers.[4]

In April 2018, EBOX launched their IPTV service.[5] which enabled them to expand their customer base to 130,000 subscribers.[6]

In 2019, EBOX was ranked 227 as a PROFIT 500 company which recognizes the top 500 Canadian companies which had the highest annual growth.[7]

In a surprise decision in May 2021, the CRTC cancelled their wholesale tariff rate reductions that were proposed two years earlier in 2019. This had a devastating impact on many independent telecom providers such as EBOX who had already lowered their rates in anticipation of having the reduced access rates implemented retroactively. EBOX CEO Jean-Philippe Béïque subsequently criticised the CRTC's decision, which granted large telecom incumbent providers to charge what they would like to. »[8] In January 2022, EBOX announced an rate increase for all of their subscribers, which marked the first one 2015.[9] However, the increase was reverted on February 10, 2022, before it was even fully implemented with no explanation provided.[10]

On February 24, 2022, Bell formally announced their acquisition of EBOX.[11] EBOX co-founders Jean-Philippe Béique and Dominic Létourneau announced at the same time that they have resigned from EBOX and the company will continue to operate as an independent brand. Some of the reasons they provided for the sale was due to financial challenges caused by the CRTC's 2021 decision along with increased costs related to higher data usage caused by a much higher number of people working from home.[12]


EBOX offers their services as a third party provider by using the distribution networks of Bell, Cablevision,[13] Rogers, Vidéotron and Cogeco.


Internet services are offered either by cable or DSL, with download speeds between 5 and 940 Mbit/s and data usage plans from 100 GB/month to unlimited and certain limited plans offer an unlimited off-peak data usage period for a nominal extra cost.


EBOX also has home or office phone service when combined with one of their Internet plans.


The EBOX television service is offered on an Android TV based platform. The service uses Sagemcom set top boxes (STB) which allows access to Google Play Store and includes Chromecast functionality.

During 2019, support for non STB devices was added including Sony Bravia Android TV, Nvidia Shield (2017, 2019 and Pro), Xiaomi MiBox 4S and Amazon FireTV (2nd generation or higher including TV's with FireTV built-in). In 2020, a cloud PVR service was launched which allows subscribers to make recordings without requiring a local hard disk unit.

CNOC member[edit]

EBOX was a member of CNOC (Canadian Network Operators Consortium) until 2022 when they were no longer an eligible independent telecom provider following their acquisition by Bell.

EBOX retail store and campus[edit]

In 2016, EBOX announced the opening of its first ever 3000 sq.ft retail store where clients can test and purchase their products. A few weeks later, EBOX announces a 7.5 million dollar investment [14] for the installation of Campus EBOX, a workplace for 150 of their employees.


  1. ^ "About our Internet services in Ontario and Quebec". Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Je veux devenir un fournisseur majeur de services Internet". 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2020-10-15..
  3. ^ "EBOX se fait voir et entendre - Grenier aux nouvelles" (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  4. ^ "3. EBOX: David contre les Goliath" (in Canadian French). 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  5. ^ "Ebox se lance dans la télé" (in Canadian French). 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  6. ^ "EBox des prix concurrentiels et une exécution impeccable". 2018-10-27. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  7. ^ "Ebox se lance dans la télé" (in Canadian French). 2019-09-12.
  8. ^ "Internet de gros - Le CRTC annule sa baisse de tarifs" (in Canadian French). 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  9. ^ "Internet - Des hausses " minimales " des prix… en attendant Ottawa" (in Canadian French). 2022-01-13. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  10. ^ "Changement important à votre tarification. Important changes regarding your pricing". Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  11. ^ "Bell achète le fournisseur Internet EBOX" (in Canadian French). 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
  12. ^ "Bell acquiert EBOX" (in French). 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  13. ^ "EBOX offrira ses services en Abitibi et en Haute-Mauricie" (in Canadian French). 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  14. ^ "The EBOX Campus, a 7.5 million dollar investment". 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2020-10-15..