Shaw ramps residential internet to gigabit speed in Western Canada

May 28, 2020
Shaw Communications has announced the launch of the launch of Fibre+ Gig, a new internet product that offers its residential customers in Western Canada gigabit download speeds.

Shaw Communications Inc. on May 27 announced the launch of the launch of Fibre+ Gig, a new internet product that offers its residential customers in Western Canada gigabit download speeds, along with the abundance of bandwidth needed to simultaneously enable many data-intensive applications. With Fibre+ Gig, virtually all Shaw customers can stream, game and connect on more devices at the same time while enjoying superior internet performance, says the operator.

Shaw contends that its Fibre+ Gig service is the most broadly available plan for gigabit speeds in all of Western Canada (now available to more than 99 per cent of Shaw’s residential customers) because of the strategic and ongoing investments Shaw has made to its Fibre+ network. Shaw has offered gigabit speeds to business customers of all sizes since March 2019.

“Customers today trust in and rely on their home technology like never before, which is why we have continued investing in growing our Fibre+ network and services — more than $20 billion over the past seven years — to bring Western Canadians the blazing fast speeds and bandwidth they need to power their connected lives,” commented Paul McAleese, president, Shaw Communications. “Because of our continuous investments, homes in even the smallest communities that we serve can get the same fast Fibre+ Gig speeds that customers in Vancouver or Calgary are able to enjoy.”

In addition to rolling out the fastest speeds ever available to its customers, Shaw launched a new entry-level internet plan and a new lineup of internet tiers, giving customers a range of choices depending on their connectivity needs. The tiers are as follows:

  • Fibre+ Gig:  With speeds of up to one gigabit-per-second (Gbps), customers can download a full high-definition movie in a matter of seconds. Fibre+ Gig is available with unlimited data for $115 monthly on a 2-year plan.
  • Fibre+ 750:  A new service tier, with download speeds of up to 750 megabits-per-second (Mbps) and starting at $110 per month on a 2-year plan with unlimited data.
  • Basic 10:  Launched in response to customers’ recent demands for more affordable plans, Basic 10 starts at $50 per month on a 2-year plan, with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps.

“The best connectivity experiences should not be just restricted to people living in large urban centers. Shaw’s Fibre+ Gig is a huge win for millions of people across Western Canada who have never before had access to these speeds,” concluded Shaw's McAleese.

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

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