Shaw Go WiFi access now available to Vancouver Seabus commuters
Passengers given complimentary access to Shaw’s leading WiFi service
December 17, 2015
CALGARY, VANCOUVER, December 17, 2015 — Shaw Communications Inc. today announced a new partnership with TransLink to provide superior WiFi connectivity to its SeaBus ferry route.
Beginning this week, Shaw Go WiFi will be available to all SeaBus passengers at both the Waterfront and Lonsdale Quay terminals for free. This partnership will see Shaw Go WiFi installed on all TransLink SeaBus ferries in the coming months. Passengers who are not Shaw customers can enjoy Shaw Go WiFi access by selecting ‘ShawGuest’ from the list of available WiFi settings and following the on-screen instructions to connect. All Shaw Internet customers have complimentary access to all SeaBus hot spots as part of their subscription.
“Most people who use the SeaBus value having access to a fast, reliable Internet connection,” said Katherine Emberly, Vice President, Operations, Shaw Communications. “Whether it’s looking for ways to stay productive during the morning commute or catching up with friends on social media, this partnership with TransLink will give all SeaBus passengers the ability to stay connected without incurring costly cellular data charges.”
“Our customers expect a fast and reliable WiFi connection when they ride transit, and TransLink is taking steps to improve our customers’ experience with our services. Starting today, customers and TransLink operators will see an immediate improvement to their connectivity in the SeaBus terminals at Waterfront Station and Lonsdale Quay,” said Colleen Brennan, Vice-President of Communications and Customer Engagement, TransLink. “This cost-effective service improvement is being made at no cost to taxpayers and is made possible through a partnership with Shaw.”
Owned by TransLink and operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company, SeaBus forms an important part of Metro Vancouver’s integrated public transportation system. The SeaBus crosses Burrard Inlet to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver and ferries nearly six million passengers each year.
With more than 70,000 hotspots, Shaw Go WiFi is Canada’s largest WiFi network and can be accessed across Western Canada. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.
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 (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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