CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2016) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced the launch of WideOpen Internet 150, a new Internet plan giving Shaw customers access to Shaw's fastest speeds, priced for everyone.
"Speed is up, cost is down," said Chris Kucharski, President, Consumer, Shaw Communications.
"Canadians want lower prices for Internet service, but until now they had to choose between price and speed. Shaw WideOpen Internet 150 doesn't force them to make that choice," Kucharski said. "Our customers expect to always be connected, and Shaw WideOpen Internet 150 makes top-tier speeds accessible, affordable and more broadly available than ever before."
WideOpen Internet 150 is available today for an introductory offer as low as $49.90 per month for the first 12 months on a two-year price-guaranteed value plan. Shaw's top-tier Internet plan gives customers the bandwidth they want along with the savings and cost certainty that comes with a two-year price guarantee. Because Shaw doesn't charge for data overages, customers also have the peace of mind of knowing they can use the network without penalty.
"Virtually all neighbourhoods across Western Canada have access to Shaw WideOpen Internet 150," Kucharski said. "Our competitors can't offer these speeds to even half as many homes as Shaw."
The launch of WideOpen Internet 150 builds upon the investments made by Shaw over the past several years to enhance the quality and capacity of its ultra-broadband network, already one of North America's largest. The improvements give more than 91 per cent of communities in Western Canada the ability to get top-tier speeds today without making homeowners and residents wait for major and costly network improvements. Shaw's Western Canadian competitors can only offer similar speeds to a relatively small portion of their customer base.
"We built our ultra-broadband fibre network to provide superior connectivity to customers regardless of whether they live in large cities or small towns, and we can provide these speeds now, without needing to dig up our customers' front lawns or close their streets," added Kucharski. "Shaw WideOpen Internet 150 is only the beginning. The strength and superiority of our extensive ultra-broadband fibre network enables us to offer our customers the speeds they need now and into the future."
Shaw WideOpen Internet 150 offers a variety of customer benefits, including an industry-leading in-home Advanced WiFi modem and access to download speeds of up to 30 Mbps at over 80,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots.
The launch of WideOpen Internet 150 follows a series of product launches and initiatives designed to enhance value and increase connectivity for Shaw customers, including the launch of FreeRange TV earlier this year.
More information about Shaw WideOpen Internet 150 can be found at shaw.ca/150.
About Shaw Communications
Shaw is an enhanced connectivity provider. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, video, digital phone and, through WIND Mobile, wireless services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services provides enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. 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 www.shaw.ca