Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

September 15, 2005 08:30 ET

Shaw High-Speed Xtreme-I Fuels the Need for Speed in Southern Alberta for the West's Most Popular Internet Service

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 15, 2005) - Shaw High-Speed Internet customers can now experience a true fasten-your-seatbelt Internet service featuring amazing new speeds with today's launch of Shaw High-Speed Xtreme-I.

"Shaw High-Speed Xtreme-I delivers an extra rush of speed, pushing Internet performance well beyond existing boundaries for residential customers," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "This turbo-charged service is perfect for customers whose Internet experience includes online gaming and exploring rich multimedia sites. They can now enjoy the ultimate, most vivid online service available for as little as $10 more per month."

The service is immediately available in Lethbridge, Coaldale, Cardston, Claresholm, Coalhurst, Picture Butte, Shaughnessy, Diamond City and Granum. Bissonnette added the new Xtreme-I was yet another choice for Shaw's Internet customers, designed for those users that have asked Shaw for a new level of speed and performance.

With Shaw High-Speed Xtreme-I, information can be downloaded and uploaded at an amazing pace - up to 7 Megabit download speeds and 1 Megabit upload speed - enabling fluid movement and real-time interactions at an entirely new level.

"When we tested the download speed of Xtreme-I with broadbandreports.com, it told us that the speed was literally 'off the charts'. That's the kind of performance we're talking about with this new product," said Bissonnette.

Shaw High-Speed Xtreme-I also 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.

- Shaw Secure, a complete security package.

- Shaw Email Filter for managing junk mail.

- 2 IP addresses.

- 20 Megs of personal web space.

- service calls included.

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

Customers can add Shaw High-Speed Xtreme-I to their existing Shaw High-Speed Internet service for only $10 more per month. There is also exclusive pricing for Small Office Home Office and Professional Business Internet customers. For more details, customers can visit start.shaw.ca, shaw.ca or call 1-888-472-2222.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Big Pipe Inc.) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice Communications Inc.) to approximately 3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.NV.B, NYSE - SJR).

Contact Information

  • Shaw Communications Inc.
    Peter Bissonnette
    President
    (403) 750-4500
    Website: www.shaw.ca