Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.
Star Choice Communications Inc.

Star Choice Communications Inc.

November 03, 2005 08:00 ET

Star Choice Expands AOL Product Offering With the Introduction of Netscape High Speed Internet

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2005) - Star Choice Communications Inc., a division of Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR), announced today the introduction of its fifth product partnership with AOL Canada to enhance its customers' access to Internet-based communication services. In addition to Netscape® Accelerated Dial-up, Netscape® Nitro™, AOL® Max and AOL® TotalTalk™, Star Choice customers can now purchase NetscapeR High Speed, in available areas.

Priced at $29.95 for the first month, $39.95 per month thereafter, customers receive a fast, always on, unlimited Internet experience that is both affordable and reliable. Netscape High Speed Internet features include:

- Unlimited Internet usage with no restrictions and no extra charges
- 2 e-mail accounts
- 50 MB of storage for each e-mail account
- 5 MB of personal Web space to host your own Web site
- Up to 3 Mb/s (or megabit per second) download speed
- Up to 800 Kb/s (or kilobit per second) upload speed
- FREE 24/7 customer service

"We are very excited about the opportunity to provide our Star Choice customers with access to unlimited High Speed Internet access," said Jim Cummins, V.P., National Operations for Star Choice Communications Inc. "Our customers will find these services fast, convenient and, most importantly, affordable."

Netscape High Speed Internet is the final piece of the puzzle in the Star Choice/AOL partnership. From accelerated dial-up, to Internet security software, to VoIP and now High Speed Internet, Star Choice continues to provide its customers with access to a complete array of Internet based communication services.

"AOL has worked alongside Star Choice to ensure that the products and services offered to their customers are consistent with their needs", said Craig Wallace, President and CEO, AOL Canada Inc. "This extension of our existing relationship with Star Choice, and their customers, is another significant step forward to meeting our own goal of providing a comprehensive product line to Canadians."

Customers interested in ordering, or finding out additional information about each of the Netscape and AOL products and services, can visit or by contacting a customer service representative at 1-888-838-1555.

For the latest information on Star Choice Communications Inc. visit

About Star Choice Communications Inc.

Star Choice Communications Inc., a division of Shaw Communications Inc. (Symbol: TSX - SJR.NV.B, NYSE - SJR), is a leading Canadian provider of quality digital audio and video Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite services. Star Choice delivers one of Canada's largest channel selections to more than 845,000 customers. Canadians can purchase Star Choice equipment at more than 4,000 locations across the country, including The Source by Circuit City, Future Shop, Best Buy, Leon's and The Brick. For additional information visit

About AOL Canada Inc.

AOL Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc., the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services. AOL Canada helps people get more out of their Internet by enhancing the scope of what they can do online, offering a host of services customized for the Canadian audience. AOL Canada employs over 400 people nationwide. For more information, visit:

About Netscape

A pioneering brand of Internet technology, Netscape in Canada is licensed by AOL Canada Inc., including the and portals, Netscape browser, Netscape Internet services and Netscape Nitro web accelerator.

Contact Information

  • Star Choice Communications Inc.,
    Jim Cummins
    V.P., National Operations
    (403) 538-4382
    AOL Canada Inc.
    Becky Bolt
    Media Contact
    (416) 960-6605