Earlier this week, Videotron became one of the first major ISPs in Canada to offer customers access to IPv6 addresses.
The beta version of Videotron's IPv6 protocol addresses was launched on Wednesday and is available to subscribers that have its Wi-Fi router that it started offering in January.
"The rollout of the beta version of IPv6 will give early adopters a chance to get in on the ground floor," said Pierre Roy, Videotron's vice president of engineering, research and development. "IPv6 is an important development that will help keep the Internet as open and innovative as the technology permits."
For the bulk of its subscribers, Videotron plans on gradually migrating everyone over to IPv6, since the new protocol will eventually become an integral part of its cable Internet access service.
Registered customers of Videotron can also actively participate in World IPv6 Day, coordinated by the Internet Society (ISOC), which is scheduled for June 7. Charter Communications, Comcast and Time Warner Cable also plan on participating, along with other companies such as Google, Yahoo and Facebook.