Virtually all Shaw customers across Western Canada can now enjoy Shaw’s fastest speeds on even more devices in the home at once
CALGARY, Alberta, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shaw Communications Inc. today announced the launch of Internet 300, a bold new plan that doubles Shaw’s fastest residential speeds and offers unlimited data — providing customers with the bandwidth they need as they continue to connect more devices in their homes.
“Canadian homes are equipped with more devices today than ever before — we have multiple smartphones, laptops and tablets of all sizes and smart TVs throughout our houses. As our homes continue to become more connected, our customers will need ultra-fast Internet to support this change,” said Jay Mehr, President, Shaw Communications. “Internet 300 leverages Shaw’s robust network to provide virtually all customers in the communities Shaw serves with the speeds they need to connect more devices simultaneously.”
Shaw Internet 300 with unlimited data allows customers to stream, game, make video calls and surf the web on more devices at the same time, without worrying about buffering time and without incurring additional data charges. This means customers can download music and HD movies up to twice as fast, experience exceptional video quality when connecting over Skype or FaceTime, and run high-bandwidth gaming applications simultaneously.
According to a recent study conducted by Cisco, by 2021, North Americans will have 12.9 networked devices per capita and Internet traffic will increase 2.9-fold from 2016 levels1. As the number of devices in the home increases, additional Internet bandwidth will be required to keep them seamlessly connected without impacting overall in-home network performance. Internet 300 meets these needs today by providing download speeds of up to 300 megabits-per-second throughout 93 per cent of the communities Shaw serves across Western Canada.
Shaw’s enhanced speeds have been made possible through significant network improvements and the implementation of DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which gives Shaw the ability to deliver its fastest speeds immediately, without needing to dig up lawns or wait indefinitely for new fibre lines. Shaw’s network speed was recently highlighted in June by the Netflix ISP Speed Index2, where Shaw was at the top of the Netflix ISP Leaderboard measuring prime time Netflix performance of Canadian Internet service providers.
“The DOCSIS 3.1 standard and our latest Advanced WiFi Modem will provide Shaw with the technology and hardware necessary to continue delivering the speeds that our customers need both now and into the future,” Mr. Mehr said.
Internet 300 is available today for an introductory offer as low as $55 per month for the first six months on a price-guaranteed 2-year ValuePlan. Shaw’s latest Advanced WiFi Modem is included with Internet 300, which supports more devices and ensures a stronger in-home Internet connection.
Shaw Internet 300 also offers customers additional benefits to stay connected at home and on the go, including unlimited data and access to over 100,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots.
More information about Shaw’s Internet 300 plan can be found at shaw.ca/internet/plans.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE-Advanced data services through an expanding and improving mobile wireless network infrastructure.
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Statements included in this news release that are not historic constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such statements include, but are not limited to: statements related to the reliability, functionality and performance of Shaw’s products and services and statements related to Shaw’s technology and hardware continuing to deliver the speeds required by its customers now and in the future. These statements are based on assumptions made by Shaw that it believes are appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances. There is the risk that one or more of these assumptions will not prove to be accurate. Undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statement. Except as required by law, Shaw disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
1 Cisco 2016. North America – 2021 Forecast Highlights. https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/m/en_us/solutions/service-provider/vni-forecast-highlights/pdf/North_America_2021_Forecast_Highlights.pdf
2 Netflix 2018. Canada – Netflix ISP Speed Index. https://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/country/canada/
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