Shaw launches 300 Mbps tier based on DOCSIS 3.1

Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) has launched Internet 300, a plan to double Shaw's fastest residential speeds and offer unlimited data. The ...

Shaw launches 300 Mbps tier based on DOCSIS 3.1
Shaw launches 300 Mbps tier based on DOCSIS 3.1

Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) has launched Internet 300, a plan to double Shaw's fastest residential speeds and offer unlimited data. The 300 Mbps tier is based on DOCSIS 3.1 and is available to 93% of the communities Shaw serves in Western Canada.

"Canadian homes are equipped with more devices today than ever before - we have multiple smartphones, laptops and tablets of all sizes, and smart TVs throughout our houses. As our homes continue to become more connected, our customers will need ultra-fast Internet to support this change," said Jay Mehr, president, Shaw Communications. "Internet 300 leverages Shaw's robust network to provide virtually all customers in the communities Shaw serves with the speeds they need to connect more devices simultaneously."

"The DOCSIS 3.1 standard and our latest Advanced WiFi Modem will provide Shaw with the technology and hardware necessary to continue delivering the speeds that our customers need both now and into the future," Mehr said.

Internet 300 pricing starts at $55 per month for the first six months on a price-guaranteed two-year ValuePlan. A WiFi modem is included, as well as access to more than 100,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots.

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