Shaw, Cisco Work Wi-Fi

Shaw and Cisco to establish extensive Wi-Fi network in western Canada

September 14, 2011

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CALGARY, Canada and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Shaw Communications and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today an agreement to deploy an extensive and advanced Wi-Fi network in Western Canada to provide broadband wireless access.

The broadband wireless network will be available to Shaw customers in various markets where Wi-Fi access points are deployed. The next-generation network will allow Shaw customers to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like tablets, mobile phones and computers to thousands of Wi-Fi access points in Shaw's communities.

"Canadians' use of smart phones and tablet devices has grown exponentially over the years and more than ever, consumers are relying on Wi-Fi to explore the Internet, connect with loved ones and enjoy entertainment," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "Thanks to our collaboration with Cisco, Shaw's Wi-Fi network will allow us to become the first service provider in Canada to deliver our secure, reliable and incredibly fast Internet in thousands of locations."

Shaw Communications Inc.

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