Shaw Communications Opens Shaw Go WiFi Network to Manitoba Communities to Assist With Flood Relief

Fri Jul 4, 2014 8:30pm EDT

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Shaw Communications Opens Shaw Go WiFi Network to Manitoba Communities to Assist With Flood Relief

Communities of Portage la Prairie, Southport, St. Eustache, Elie and Headingley given open access to Shaw Go WiFi to help people stay connected

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jul 4, 2014) - Shaw Communications Inc. today announced that it has opened up its Shaw Go WiFi network to all the communities it serves along the Assiniboine River.

As preparations in Manitoba continue due to concerns of flooding, all citizens living in Portage la Prairie, Southport, St. Eustache, Elie and Headingley will be given full, open access to the Shaw Go WiFi network where available, regardless of whether they are Shaw customers or not.

"As flood relief efforts continue today and into the weekend, we are committed to doing whatever we can to help affected residents stay connected," says Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Shaw Communications. "Open access to the Shaw Go WiFi network will help citizens stay connected with friends and loved ones, and receive the timely and critical updates they need."

Citizens can access Shaw Go WiFi by searching for available WiFi connections on their smartphones, laptops, tablets or mobile devices, and selecting either the ShawOpen or ShawGo networks. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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