Shaw Communications has begun the trial period of its WiFi Network, which the company announced in September 2011. Beginning December 6, customers will be able to try out the service at a limited number of locations, in advance of Shaw’s official launch in Spring 2012.
Customers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton can trial the service at a variety of locations – including malls, restaurants and fitness facilities. Hundreds of access points will be added in the coming months, with thousands of locations being activated across the Shaw footprint in the next three years.
“Canadians’ use of smart phones and tablet devices has grown exponentially over the years and more than ever, consumers are relying on data to explore the Internet, connect with loved ones and enjoy entertainment,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “With Shaw WiFi, customers will have access to their exceptional Broadband Internet service beyond the home.”
A list of Shaw’s WiFi Network trial locations is available online. Users will be able to log in at a WiFi location using their shaw.ca email address and password, and authenticate up to eight devices seamlessly. Customers will experience similar speeds as their home Internet service – extending the broadband experience beyond the home.