Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

December 02, 2015 15:01 ET

Shaw Go WiFi Now 6X Faster

Download Speeds Comparable to LTE With Worry Free Data Use

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2015) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced higher speeds of its Shaw Go WiFi network for customers who have Shaw's mid- and higher tier Internet plans. Effective immediately customers on these plans will enjoy download speeds that are six times faster at nearly 75,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots across Western Canada, with included data that far exceeds cell phone plans.

"At these speeds, customers can expect even better online experiences, including better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions when streaming services like shomi or Netflix, at home or on the go," said Chris Kucharski, SVP Consumer, Shaw Communications.

"Our network was built to provide customers with superior connectivity at home and on the go - and the upgrades to Shaw Go WiFi provide LTE-comparable speeds with enhanced flexibility for our customers who are concerned about using their cell phone data to connect to the Internet," Kucharski said. "We are improving our Internet services for our customers so they get the most value possible out of their Internet packages."

Shaw Go WiFi is Canada's largest WiFi network based on number of access points, and access to it is a complimentary value-added service for existing Shaw Internet customers. Through agreements with more than 90 municipalities, Shaw Go WiFi provides wifi service to residents and visitors in thousands of public facilities in Western Canada. Shaw Go WiFi is used regularly by hundreds of thousands Shaw customers, with more than two million devices connected.

All customers need to do to get access to the faster download speeds on Shaw Go WiFi is sign up for Shaw's popular Internet 30 plan and above - which provides up to 30 megabits per second (Mbps) download speed, up to 5 Mbps upload speed and 300 gigabytes of data per month.

"We are constantly investing and improving our network as our customers embrace the power of new technology - whether it's through personal devices, smart home features, or other connectivity enhancements on the horizon," Kucharski said.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services offers North American enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR). For more information, please visit

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