Press release

Shaw Business offers new managed WiFi solution for hospitality clients

Managed WiFi provides hotels, inns, resorts and conference centres access to Shaw’s unrivalled WiFi network and expertise

November 27, 2014

Calgary, Alberta (November 27, 2014) — Shaw Business today announced it will launch an upgraded Managed WiFi solution for new and existing hospitality customers in January 2015 that will enable hotels, resorts, casinos and conference centres of all sizes to keep up with the ever-growing demand for Internet connectivity.

“Consumers rank Internet connectivity and WiFi availability as a critical factor in making hospitality choices, and poor Internet experiences dramatically lower the chances a guest will visit a hotel or conference centre ever again,” says John Piercy, Senior Vice President, Business, Shaw Communications. “Our Managed WiFi product meets these hospitality needs by providing clients with an industry-leading scalable WiFi solution tailored specifically to their business.”

With Managed WiFi, Shaw Business will give customers access to a turnkey WiFi solution that includes a complimentary site design and analysis to determine the optimal WiFi solution for each property, ensuring the customers and visitors experience a fast and reliable Internet experience.

A recent study conducted by Cisco® suggests that global IP traffic will increase threefold over the next five years, placing added importance on the ability for hospitality businesses to manage their WiFi service actively1. Shaw Business’ Managed Guest WiFi product includes splash pages, analytics and improved management tools to further enhance operations over time as usage demands.

Shaw Business’ Managed Guest WiFi product delivers Internet access and a scalable WiFi solution to properties in one package at one affordable price, eliminating the need to buy these services individually while ensuring a property’s bandwidth requirements are always met.

Shaw Business has industry leading expertise in network installation and implementation for businesses of all sizes, leveraging the strength of Shaw Go WiFi, Canada’s largest WiFi network with over 45,000 hot spots between Victoria and Sault Ste. Marie. For more information, visit business.shaw.ca

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1Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology 2013-2018: http://bit.ly/LVhmuL

About Shaw

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, 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 (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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