Shaw to trial ultra-fast Gigabit Internet technology

Trial Will Bring Speeds of 1000 Mbps — 10 Times Faster than Current

February 17, 2010

Calgary, Alberta (February 17, 2010) — Shaw Communications Inc. is bringing unheard of speeds to the Canadian Internet market through the trial of Gigabit Internet technology.

The technology is 10 times faster than Shaw's High-Speed Nitro Internet service, which currently runs at 100 Mbps per second. Shaw High-Speed Nitro is Canada's fastest Internet service – and offered exclusively by Shaw in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

The service will be delivered over Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) and will be able to support new and emerging Internet applications that require faster download speeds.

"This is game-changing technology," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "We are on the leading edge of change with this trial — bringing blazing speeds and new network capabilities that will give us a springboard for future possibilities. It's really exciting to think how our customers could benefit from this technology."

Shaw is the first provider in Canada to trial Gigabit Internet and expects to launch the trial in April 2010. For more information about Shaw High-Speed Internet and other products, please visit

About Shaw

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct). The Company serves 3.4 million customers, including over 1.7 million Internet and 900,000 Digital Phone customers, through a reliable and extensive network, which comprises 625,000 kilometres of fibre. 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).

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