Legend, Shaw does have a triple-play: television, Internet, and home phone.
And you're trying to make it seem like the second Shaw decided not to use the spectrum itself that it lost all value. Spectrum isn't a carton of milk that sits in the fridge and expires if you don't use it.
They have the option to sit on it and use it later if the wireless environment changes in a way that attracts them, or they can sell it off (probably for a profit) if they decide they want to free up the cash tied up in it.
But you may be right, J.R. Shaw never learned how to make money... I can only imagine how disappointed his family is with how much the business is worth since opening a couple decades ago. I hope he has enough money for groceries this month. Maybe we should start up a collection?
Living in Calgary, I'm excited to see just how fast this is rolled out, and how quickly I can kiss data use away on my Bell phone.