Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

November 02, 2006 08:30 ET

Shaw Communications Expands Digital Phone Service to Major Alberta Markets

Shaw Customers Continue to Dial as Shaw Expands Service Area

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) today announced that it continues to expand its increasingly popular Shaw Digital Phone service throughout Alberta to enable even more Albertans to switch to Shaw Digital Phone and experience a better alternative for their home phone service.

The Company now proudly serves Digital Phone customers in 23 regions throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba, and the Company is pleased to expand its reliable home phone service to the following Alberta markets:

- Medicine Hat

- Lethbridge, Alberta

- Red Deer, Alberta

Shaw Digital Phone is currently available in major cities across Alberta, and as Shaw continues to build its Digital Phone customer base across Western Canada, customers continue to take advantage of the unlimited local and long distance calling within Canada and the U.S., plus the 1000 international calling minutes, by making hundreds of millions of calls around the world.

"Shaw is pleased to extend our Digital Phone service to more and more Albertans, and offer residents the option to make their home telephone service better with Shaw Digital Phone," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "Based on the overwhelming popularity of Shaw Digital Phone in communities throughout Western Canada, we are confident residents in these communities will benefit from making the switch to our reliable home phone service."

Shaw Digital Phone offers unlimited local and long distance calling within Canada and the U.S., six popular calling features including Voicemail and Call Display, professional installation, 24/7/365 customer service support, enhanced 911 access, Operator assistance and 411 service. Also included are 1000 anytime international calling minutes per month to 50 countries in the U.K., Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.

Shaw Digital Phone is a primary home phone service that uses Shaw's secure managed broadband network, not the public Internet, which enables Shaw to offer a consistent level of quality and reliability to its phone customers.

Shaw Digital Phone is being offered at an introductory rate of only $29.95 per month. For details visit SHAW.CA. To order call 1-888-472-2222.

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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