Press release

Shaw Doubles Down with Faster Speeds Across Western Canada

November 29, 2018

  • Shaw’s extensive fibre network means virtually all neighbourhoods in Western Canada can now get double the speed of Shaw’s best plans
  • All new and existing Internet 300 customers now receive 600 Mbps and Internet 150 customers now receive 300 Mbps at no additional cost

CALGARY, November 29, 2018 – Shaw Communications Inc. is giving the gift of speed this holiday season by doubling the speeds of its top internet plans for all new and existing residential customers.

All existing Internet 300 and Internet 150 residential customers’ plans will be automatically upgraded in the coming weeks to ultra-fast 600 and 300 megabits-per-second (Mbps) download speeds, respectively, at no additional cost. All new Shaw customers will also have access to these enhanced download speeds, which are as much as 4x faster than other broadly available competitor plans in Western Canada.

“This isn’t a promotion or a one-time offer. This is an unprecedented upgrade to our best internet plans, giving customers even faster speeds to help them use more powerful in-home technology and lead a more connected life,” said Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Shaw Communications. “We strive to give our customers more value and we know that having faster download speeds is vital. We’re doubling the speeds of our fastest offerings. No tricks, no gimmicks, just more speed. It’s that simple.”

Shaw has made significant investments over the past several years to expand its extensive fibre network — already one of North America’s largest and most advanced with over 1.4 million kilometres of fibre — to virtually all neighbourhoods in its Western Canadian footprint. Shaw’s network advantage gives customers ultra-fast and consistent internet speeds, even during peak usage times. It also means virtually all Shaw customers are able to get Shaw’s top-tier internet speeds without having to wait for further network upgrades.

“The strength of our extensive network paired with industry-leading DOCSIS 3.1 technology means that we can offer our fastest speeds to almost all of our customers today without needing to dig holes in their street, break apart their sidewalk or rip up their lawn. And because we don’t charge for data overages, our customers also have the peace of mind in knowing they can use our network as much as they want without penalty,” Mr. Shaw said.

The enhanced Internet 300 and Internet 150 plans are available for new residential customers for as low as $55 and $50 per month for the first six months on a price-guaranteed 2-year ValuePlan, giving customers the bandwidth they want along with the savings and cost certainty that comes with a two-year price guarantee.

All new and existing customers will see their internet speeds double in the coming weeks. Alternatively, existing customers can get their speed upgrade sooner by power-cycling their modem beginning Monday, December 3.

More information about Shaw’s Internet plans can be found at shaw.ca/internet/plans.

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About Shaw
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.

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, SJR.PR.A, SJR.PR.B, NYSE – SJR, and TSXV – SJR.A). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca

For media inquiries, please contact:
Shaw Communications Inc.
Chethan Lakshman, VP, External Affairs
(403) 930-8448
chethan.lakshman@sjrb.ca