Shaw Communications on Nov. 5 announced the launch of its Fibre+ Gig 1.5 service, a new internet plan designed to provide gamers, streamers and other heavy data users in Canada with the speed and bandwidth required for the many connected devices and data-heavy applications they use every day at home.
Shaw notes it's launching Fibre+ Gig 1.5 on the heels of being named the fastest and most consistent internet provider in western Canada by global testing firm Ookla.
“The hard work and investments we’ve made in building, upgrading and expanding our Fibre+ and Fast LTE networks and services — nearly $30 billion over the past seven years — allow us to deliver these ultrafast speeds to Western Canadians over our existing infrastructure,” said Zoran Stakic, chief operating officer and chief technology officer for Shaw. “These ongoing investments are the foundation to providing our customers service beyond one gigabit today and ultrafast speeds to more places in the future.”
Shaw’s bills its new internet speed tier as a premium product with unlimited data, available to customers for $165 per month on a 2-year ValuePlan.
Per a statement by the operator:
The new Fibre+ Gig 1.5 internet service from Shaw is available in the vast majority of neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, and it is also available in smaller cities Shaw serves, such as Dawson Creek, B.C., Banff, Alta, and Burnaby, B.C. Ookla’s recent data verified that Shaw was the fastest internet provider in these cities based on its analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data on average download speeds.
To add even more value to its high-speed internet offerings, Shaw is additionally now giving internet customers discounts on its mobile services, including the exclusive rate of $25 per month on Unlimited Data wireless plans for Shaw Fibre+ Gig 1.5 and Fibre+ Gig internet subscribers.
Further, for added convenience, all of Shaw’s internet plans of gig-speed or faster are immediately available to subscribers with Shaw’s latest Gateway modem, without the need to wait for additional equipment or hardware upgrades.
“We know that there’s a growing segment of people — including heavy gamers, content creators and super streamers — who need access to ultrafast internet services, and that need has only increased during the pandemic as many of our customers manage the reality of having multiple people working from home and sharing bandwidth,” concludes Paul Deverell, president of Shaw's Consumer unit. “With the launch of our Fibre+ Gig 1.5 product, we are delivering the speeds and capacity needed by today’s super users and data-heavy customers, while confirming Shaw’s position as the Western Canadian leader in gigabit speed deployment.”
More information can be found at shaw.ca/internet.