Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

January 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Shaw Introduces the Ultimate Internet Experience to Sparwood


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FOR: SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC.

NYSE SYMBOL: SJR
TSX SYMBOL: SJR.NV.B

JANUARY 11, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Shaw Introduces the Ultimate Internet Experience to
Sparwood

SPARWOOD, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2005) - Shaw
Cablesystems will be launching its High-Speed Internet service in
Sparwood revolutionizing Internet access with a service that is up to
100 times faster than dial-up access.

"Not only is our High-Speed Internet service one of the fastest on the
market today, it puts your choice of Internet content right at your
fingertips," says Cam Kernahan, Vice President Operations. "Whether
you're looking for the latest in local or international news, on-line
banking, the hottest games or a better way to e-mail, the Shaw
High-Speed Internet experience will be the most valuable education,
entertainment and informational source in your home."

Shaw's High-Speed Internet service allows full-motion video and digital
audio information on a number of topics. It has the best content in
news, finance, shopping, games, chat and newsgroups, education, sports,
pop culture and kid's sites. Shaw High-Speed Internet also offers up to
seven email addresses, so that every user can have their own address, as
well as 10 MB of web space per email address and the power to connect up
to five computers to one cable modem.

Shaw Secure is now included for all Internet subscribers and provides
reliable anti-virus protection, spyware protection, parental controls,
firewall, pop-up blocker, and spam control features that take the worry
out of using the Internet.

The state-of-the-art network of Shaw High-Speed Internet offers
customers the fastest, most reliable and secure path to rich multimedia
content on the Internet. Shaw also offers High-Speed Internet services
for small business use.

"Imagine data transmission rates up to 100 times faster than
conventional telephone dial-up service, no dialing to the Internet, no
busy signals, just an always on connection" says Kernahan. "Shaw
High-Speed Internet is good news for the people who want to save their
time and patience while surfing the Net.

Full details are available at shaw.ca or by calling 1-888-472-2222.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications
company whose core business is providing broadband cable television,
Internet and satellite direct-to-home ("DTH") services to approximately
3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock
exchanges. (Symbol: TSX-SJR.B, NYSE-SJR)

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Shaw Cablesystems G.P.
    Cam Kernahan
    Vice President Operations
    (403) 750-4500
    Website: www.shaw.ca