Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

April 04, 2006 12:00 ET

Shaw Digital Phone Now Available in St. Albert and Sherwood Park

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B)(NYSE:SJR) announced today the launch of Shaw Digital Phone in St. Albert as well as Sherwood Park, the community where the company first began. Shaw's first cable signal was broadcast in Sherwood Park in 1971 and the company has been servicing the communication needs of the community ever since. As a result of today's announcement, these communities now have access to a reliable, fully featured option for their home phone service that includes North American and International long distance in one flat monthly rate.

As a primary home line, Shaw Digital Phone offers unlimited local and long distance calling within Canada and the U.S., and now includes 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.

"Launching Digital Phone service in the community where our history as a company began is a great milestone," said Jim Shaw, CEO of Shaw Communications Inc. "Since our first cable subscriber signed on in 1971, we've since launched high speed internet, digital cable and now Digital Phone to the residents of Sherwood Park. We're committed to our roots," 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. A computer is not required to subscribe to Shaw Digital Phone.

Shaw Digital Phone is being offered to St. Alberta and Sherwood Park residents at an introductory rate of only $29.95 per month for the first 3 months, and just $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 just $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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