Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

March 21, 2006 16:00 ET

Shaw Digital Phone Now Available in Fort McMurray

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2006) -

Customers Offered North America's Most Competitive Local and Long Distance Calling Plan

Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR): Building on its popularity and customer appeal throughout Western Canada, Shaw Communications Inc. delivered its Shaw Digital Phone service to Fort McMurray today. Consumers now have access to a reliable, fully featured option for their home phone service that includes long distance in one flat monthly rate.

As a primary home phone line, Shaw Digital Phone offers unlimited local and long distance calling within Canada and the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, plus 1000 international calling minutes per month to some of the most popular international destinations in Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.K. Also included in the service is a bundle of six popular calling features, such as Voicemail and Call Waiting, plus professional installation, 24/7/365 customer service support, enhanced 911 access, Operator and 411 service.

"Shaw Digital Phone is providing phenomenal value to our customers and we look forward to providing that same quality experience to Fort McMurray residents," said Jim Shaw, CEO of Shaw Communications Inc. "With a large number of Fort McMurray residents having relocated from another part of the country or world, we anticipate a very strong interest in Shaw Digital Phone as it includes all calling in one flat monthly rate," he said.

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

Shaw Digital Phone is being offered to Fort McMurray residents at an introductory rate of only $29.95 per month for the first 3 months, and $55/month after that, when bundled with any other Shaw service. If not already a Shaw customer, the service can be purchased on its own for $29.95/month for the first 3 months and $65/month after that. Full details are available at SHAW.CA.

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.NV.B, NYSE - SJR).

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