Shaw Communications has launched several new high speed services for residential customers, offering up to 1Gbps over fiber optic for 99% of customers.

Excerpt from IT World Canada article…

Shaw Communications, a Canadian internet service provider and operator of Freedom Mobile, deployed its Fibre+ Gig gigabit internet service to Western Canada on May 27 for nearly all of its customers.

The Shaw Fibre+ Gig service delivers up to 1000Mbps download speed, the fastest residential internet plan Shaw Communications offers. At its peak speed, the network can transfer a 1GB file in eight seconds.

The gigabit service is the highest offering of three new service tiers. In addition to the Fibre+ Gig service, Shaw Communications also launched the Fibre+ 750 plan with download speeds of up to 750Mbps, and the value-oriented Basic 10 plan with download speeds of up to 10Mbps.

Fibre+ Gig and Fibre+750 feature unlimited data and a 2-year promotional sign-on rate. The Fibre+ Gig plan is available at $115 a month and will be $125 per month after two years. Fibre+ 750MB is available at $110 a month and $120 after two years.

In its press release, Shaw Communications claims that 99 per cent of its residential internet customers, including those in small communities, now have access to gigabit speeds.

Tom Li via IT World Canada

Read more about Shaw’s new service offerings including comments from company spokeperson over at IT World Canada…