More speed for better business: Shaw Business introduces Gigabit speeds across Western Canada
March 07, 2019
• Existing customers on eligible Business Internet and SmartWiFi 150 and 300 plans will also have their download speeds doubled to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps respectively, at no additional charge
• Significant investments into Shaw’s fibre network along with industry-leading technology offers customers the ultra-fast gigabit speeds they need today
CALGARY, AB, March 7, 2019 – Shaw Business today announced the launch and availability of Shaw’s fastest internet speeds, giving business customers access to download speeds up to
With gigabit download speeds widely available paired with upload speeds of up to 125 Mbps in select areas, businesses of all sizes can get the bandwidth they need to future-proof their business and ensure their employees and guests can get the most out of their network experience.
Shaw Business’ gigabit download speeds will allow customers to work and collaborate online with no lag time or interruptions to their business. With businesses increasing the use of cloud-based applications, access to gigabit speeds will ensure firms have the bandwidth they need to help their business grow.
“As businesses of all sizes become more heavily dependent on cloud services, we want to ensure our customers have access to the network speeds they need to keep up with the demands of their growing business,” said Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Brand and Communications, Shaw Communications. “Gigabit speeds from Shaw Business will allow customers, their employees and their guests to have the bandwidth to collaborate, download, and video-conference now and well into the future.”
In addition, beginning today, business customers on eligible Shaw Business Internet and SmartWiFi 150 and 300 plans, will see their download speeds doubled to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, respectively. The moves by Shaw Business come just weeks after Shaw doubled internet speeds of its most popular internet plans available to consumers.
These speed increases and the launch of 1 Gbps download speeds and up to 125 Mbps upload speeds for business customers is the result of significant investments made by Shaw to improve the quality and capacity of its fibre network combined with the introduction of the industry-leading Hitron DOCSIS 3.1 modem.
“As a Canadian trailblazer of high-speed internet, we have never stopped challenging and disrupting the status-quo — we are relentless in our drive to improve future connectivity for our customers,” said Zoran Stakic, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Shaw Communications. “We are leveraging the latest in industry-leading technology across our 1.4 million kilometre-long fibre network so our customers can have access to strong, reliable and consistent speeds today, with the potential for even faster multi-gigabit speeds in the future.”
SmartWiFi can be bundled with SmartSecurity and SmartSurveillance — Shaw Business’ managed network security and surveillance solutions — which can all be easily maintained through one integrated dashboard.
More information about SmartWiFi Gigabit and Business Internet Gigabit can be found at business.shaw.ca/internet/smartwifi and business.shaw.ca/internet/businessinternet, respectively, and more information on speed upgrades can be found at business.shaw.ca/speedupgrade.
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 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
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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 increasing use of cloud based applications and statements related to the current and future performance and speed of Shaw’s network. These statements are based on assumptions made by Shaw that it believes are appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances, including without limitation, there is no significant market disruption or other significant changes in economic conditions, competition or regulation, technology deployment, equipment costs, and industry structure, conditions and stability. 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.
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