Shaw Communications

Title: Shaw Communications
Category: IT, Communications & Electronics
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Added on: Nov 26, 2011
Shaw Communications is the largest telecommunications company in Canada, offering television, Internet, and telephone services, and broadcasting. The company offers services mainly in Alberta and British Columbia, and has smaller systems in Hamilton, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The company is listed on NYSE under the symbol SJR and on TSX under SJR.B. Its main competitors are Rogers Cable Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Quebecor Inc.

Established in 1966 as Capital Cable Television, the company went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1983 and was renamed Shaw Cablesystems Ltd the same year. During the 80s and 90s, the company undertook a number of acquisitions, including Access Communications, Classicomn, Trillium Cable, Fundy Cable, and others. Two swaps followed in 1994 and 2001 as a result of which the assets of the company are mostly found in areas of northern Ontario and western Canada.

Shaw Communications has expanded its television services, adding Super Channel 1and 2 HD, Encore Avenue HD, Speed HD, and other channels. The company offers broadband internet, featured with superior downloading, streaming, gaming, networking, and multiple device usage. Internet extras include world-class security software, video mail, the option to create online presence and video galleries, and more. Apart from a variety of home phone plans to choose from, clients of the company benefit from affordable long distance rates which get them talking to family and friends around the globe. Calling features include busy redial, simultaneous ring, 711 message relay service, anonymous and selective call blocking, and many others.

In addition, Shaw Communications offers a variety of products and services to businesses, including data services, voice services, internet services, and TV and broadcast video services. The company operates a fiber-optic network, which is among the largest on the continent. Thus, its data services make it possible to get clients’ data where is has to go. Internet services for business users are tailored to meet the needs of different businesses, from point of sale terminals to small, mid-sized, and larger companies. The business Wi-Fi modem offered by the company connects multiple users or provides an internet hotspot.
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