Shaw moves forward with fiber optic network

Sept. 6, 2001--Shaw Communications Inc. announced there will be no impact to the quality of service provided to its high-speed Internet customers as a result of financial concerns with the @Home Corp. in Redwood City, California.

Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) (CDNX:SJR.A) (TSE:SJR.B) announced there will be no impact to the quality of service provided to its high-speed Internet customers as a result of financial concerns with the @Home Corp. in Redwood City, California.

Shaw has been proactive in building its fiber-optic network and provisioning systems. With the launch of its new Internet Data Centre last month, the company is currently in a position to provide existing customers and new customers with email, webspace, domain hosting, high-performance network, secure connections, broadband content and 24-hour customer service.

These investments include $274 million in developing Shaw's own fiber Internet backbone and $56 million in upgrading and expanding its high-speed cable modem network -- all with the objective of providing the best high speed Internet service for their customers.

About Shaw Communications:

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet and satellite services to approximately 2.8 million customers. Shaw also has significant interests in telecommunications, Internet infrastructure and interactive television companies. For more information, visit www.shaw.ca.

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