Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

November 02, 2006 08:30 ET

Shaw Announces Fastest Internet Service in Canada

Shaw High-Speed Nitro Internet Launched in Western Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) today announced the launch of Shaw High-Speed Nitro Internet, the fastest Internet service available in Canada. Shaw's newest Internet addition boasts a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 1Mbps.

"We are pleased to announce Shaw High-Speed Nitro Internet, the fastest Internet service available in the country, as it demonstrates our commitment to being the premier Internet service provider in Canada," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "The addition of High-Speed Nitro to our Internet service line-up is testament to how we listen to our customers. They were asking for more speed, and now the fastest is even faster."

Shaw High-Speed Nitro Internet includes all the benefits of Shaw's existing High-Speed service including:

- A reliable always-on connection that doesn't tie up the phone line;

- 10 private email addresses;

- 150 GB/month data transfer limit;

- Shaw Secure, a complete security package;

- Shaw E-mail Filter for managing junk mail;

- Two IP addresses;

- 20 MB of personal web space;

- Service calls included; and

- Toll-free technical support available 24/7/365.

- No contracts - we earn our customers' business everyday.

Shaw's new Nitro Internet product will be available for ordering in the Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria markets on November 15th. This new service is being offered for $99.95 per month with a purchased modem.

Currently, Shaw offers four levels of Internet service to suit all of their customers needs. Shaw's Internet services include; The Ultimate - High-Speed Nitro, High-Speed Xtreme-I, High-Speed Internet and High-Speed Lite.

For more information about Shaw's High-Speed Nitro Internet service, please visit SHAW.CA or call 1.888.472.2222. To find out more about Shaw's four levels of Internet service please visit SHAW.CA.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice) to 3.2 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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