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Shaw Maxing Out on 100-Meg

Jeff Baumgartner

3:55 PM -- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc. has expanded its deployment of "High-Speed Nitro," its 100-Mbit/s (downstream) Docsis 3.0 tier, to customers in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

Shaw, the first North American MSO to hit the 100-Mbit/s mark with D3 with a launch in Saskatoon in February, says Nitro is now offered in six cities, reaching 3.6 million homes. (See Shaw Breaks 100-Meg Barrier.)

Shaw's also got it up and running in Victoria and Winnipeg, selling the tier for CAD$149 (US$144) a month when bundled with another Shaw service.

South of the border, Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)'s got a 100-Mbit/s tier for business customers lit up in the Twin Cities, while Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) has launched a 101-Mbit/s service across its footprint. (See Comcast Gets Bizzy With 100-Meg Tier and Cablevision Debuts 101-Mbit/s Wideband Service.)

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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