At one time that was a feature Shaw used in its promotional advertising as it touted the benefits of a contract-free arrangement. It wants contracts going forward, and Shaw has signalled that it wants out of the TV and radio production business, hoping to sell off its Corus Entertainment holdings (think Global B. It sees these as key components of its business going forward. For one thing, it is available pretty much anywhere on the Shaw network, ranging from B. However that pricing is only for churn customers, those leaving another ISP.
Existing customers pay the full shot, $105 a month, over a 24-month period.
That price is pegged as a discount from the “regular” price of $120 a month. Not wanting to be left on the sidelines, Shaw’s major competitor in B. and Alberta, Telus, waited just 24 hours to announce its move – also a 300 Mbps plan, but symmetrical service, 300 Mbps up and down.
Subscribers to the 300 Mbps plan get unlimited data transfer. Whether that will resonate with the public remains to be seen.
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Shaw Communications and Telus have renewed their battle for Internet customers, with rollout of 300 megabit service, double the current maximum download speed, and six times the standard the federal government has set for universal access. One Internet service provider (ISP) rolls out a major jump in bandwidth at an appealing price. With these top-speed services Shaw has slowly been wooing existing customers over to contract agreements from its longstanding month-to-month plans. Shaw is focusing on its mobility brand, Freedom Mobile, and on the delivery of home Internet service. The 300 Mbps plan starts with a /month promotional pricing offer.
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