CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (SJR) is giving Canadians the opportunity to catch all the action as our Canadian athletes go for gold this weekend with complimentary open access to its extensive Shaw Go WiFi network. Open access will be made available beginning at 11:59pm MT on Wednesday, Feb 19 to 11:59pm MT Sunday, Feb 23.
"Since our Canadian athletes started competing, our Shaw Go WiFi traffic has set daily records. Our customers love our athletes and are literally cheering everywhere," says Jay Mehr, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Shaw Communications Inc. "As our Canadian athletes compete this weekend, Shaw is pleased to offer residents living within our footprint access to the same superior, carrier-grade WiFi network experience that our customers already enjoy."
Canadians can gain complimentary Shaw Go WiFi access on their smartphone, laptop, tablet or mobile device by selecting WiFi and then choosing the ShawGoCanada network. Complimentary access will allow for complete connectivity at all Shaw Go WiFi hot spots. Shaw customers can continue to connect seamlessly using the ShawOpen network.
With more than 30,000 hot spots located in businesses and municipalities from Victoria, British Columbia to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, access to Shaw's carrier-grade network will allow Canadians to stream live footage and content as our athletes go for gold.
A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B) (SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.