Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

June 02, 2006 18:13 ET

Shaw Communications Inc.: Call Volumes Surge During Edmonton Oilers Road to Stanley Cup Finals

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 2, 2006) -

Shaw Digital Phone Call Volumes Hit Record Highs When Hockey Team Clinched Finals Spot

During the Edmonton Oilers road to the Stanley Cup Finals, Shaw (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) experienced an increase in call volumes by at least 50 per cent after each Edmonton win. Shaw's Digital Phone features unlimited anytime calling in Canada and the U.S., as well as 1000 anytime international calling minutes per month. During the Edmonton Oilers' journey to the final series, fans were able to call friends and family without having to worry about per minute charges with one flat monthly fee.

Edmonton Oilers fans can expect Shaw Digital Phone call volumes to surge again during the Stanley Cup Finals. However, with Shaw's private managed broadband network, all calls, whether local or long distance, will be connected right to the person they are trying to reach - including those in Buffalo and/or North Carolina!

"Congratulations to the Edmonton Oilers," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "With Shaw Digital Phone, fans have a cost effective and easy way to communicate to anyone in the world. We look forward to the Stanley Cup Finals and wish the Oilers the best of luck knowing our private managed network is fully capable of handling the extra capacity of calls."

Shaw Digital Phone is a primary line telephone service that uses Shaw's private managed broadband network, not the public Internet, allowing Shaw to offer a consistent level of quality and reliability to its phone customers and Edmonton Oilers fans.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Big Pipe Inc.) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice Communications Inc.) to over three million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR).

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