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Shaw Communications Inc.

February 04, 2015 10:00 ET

Thunder Bay Residents Given Free Access to the City's Largest WiFi Network With Shaw Go WiFi

Residents and visitors can access over 800 hotspots at hundreds of locations, including Tournament Centre, The Sports Dome and Miles Street

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2015) - Shaw Communications Inc. announced it will be providing free access to its extensive Shaw Go WiFi network at all locations across Thunder Bay. Beginning today and continuing until February 22, all residents and visitors will be able to access Shaw Go WiFi at over 800 hotspots across the city for free.

"Canadians love the Internet, and are increasingly looking for access to a quality connection at the places they visit the most, be it at work, at a coffee shop or in a public park," said Katherine Emberly, Vice President, Operations, Shaw. "This trial will give Thunder Bay residents and visitors the chance to sample Canada's largest WiFi Network, and discover why hundreds-of-thousands of Shaw customers across the country love Shaw Go WiFi."

As Canada's largest WiFi Network, Shaw Go WiFi provides users with carrier-grade Internet connectivity at hotspots located at hundreds of locations across Thunder Bay. With over 800 hotspots across the city, Shaw Go WiFi is Thunder Bay's largest WiFi network, and will allow users to access content on the go using their portable connected devices while avoiding potentially expensive cellular data charges.

Sites in Thunder Bay include the Tournament Centre; Mario's Bowl; The Sport Dome; Silver City Cineplex; Miles Street and many more convenient locations. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

Residents who are not Shaw customers can connect to the network for free on their laptop and mobile devices by selecting "ShawGuest" on the list of available WiFi hotspots at participating locations and following the steps to register their devices. Registration for the service only needs to be done once, after which users can simply login in with their email address and password.

Thunder Bay residents can visit shaw.ca/freetrial for more information, or to pre-register for the service.

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 www.shaw.ca.

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