COVID-19 Fallout: Shaw Opens its Internet Service to All Canadians


Shaw Communications is opening up service to everyone in response to COVID-19. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Moves include additional news and family entertainment cable channels

Mar. 15, 2020


Shaw Communications is opening its services to all Canadians to keep them better informed about the COVID-19 situation.

Paul McAleese, the incoming president of Shaw Communications Inc., released a statement about the company’s decision, saying the company is making available its Shaw Go WiFi, Canada’s largest WiFi network, to everyone, regardless of whether they are a Shaw customer. He added that Shaw does not have data caps on internet plans, meaning people will not face data restrictions if they need to work from home or communicate with their loved ones.

“We are watching the COVID-19 situation closely as the health and safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority. The crisis posed by the threatened spread of the virus has also revealed how much we all rely on our connectivity – whether to stay connected to our workplace, get in touch with friends and family, or to keep our families informed and entertained,” he stated.

As well, all Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers will now have access to a number of channels on free preview. To provide up-to-date information, the company is including CBC News Channel, CTV News Channel, CP24, LCN and RDI (subject to availability) as well as channels for children such as Family, Family JR, CHRGD and Treehouse TV.
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  1. Bravo Shaw for making this move.

    Ironically, this past week I have been at the beginning stages of shopping for a cheaper internet and tv provider. I am a bit more reluctant to do so now.


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