Shaw launches broadband WiFi network trial

Shaw Communications today announced it has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology.

The company says Shaw High Speed Internet customers can trial the service at a limited number of locations, including malls, restaurants and fitness facilities, in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Distributel now offering cable internet service in Western Canada

Third Party Internet Access provider Distributel Communications announced today that its now offering high-speed Internet services in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey.

Distributel has been offering Internet and telecommunications services in Ontario and Quebec since September of this year. Prior to September the company operated for many years under the 3Web, CIA, Cyberus and Cybersurf brand name.

Documentary takes a behind the scenes look at Edmonton Oilers

For the second consective season, Edmonton Oilers fans will have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at their team in six-part, one-hour documentary series starting October 21st.

Oil Change: Overdrive follows the Oilers on the ice, in the dressing room and away from the rink both at home and on the road.

Mobilicity now available at 50 Walmart Canada stores

Mobilicity today announced a distribution agreement with Walmart Canada which would see the firm`s wireless phones and airtime bundles sold in approximately 50 Walmart stores across Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Today’s announcement complements Mobilicity’s existing retail distribution channel and Mobilicity stores across the five markets in which it operates.

Shaw Gateway now available in Edmonton

Shaw Cable has announced that its Whole Home PVR solution, first introduced last month in Calgary, is now available in Edmonton.

The Shaw Gateway is a digital set top box which connects to the coxial cable coming into your home and acts as a server or central hub to the rest of the system.

Shaw Gateway television system launches in Calgary

In Calgary last week, without any fanfare, Shaw Cable launched the Shaw Gateway made by Arris which offers Shaw digital cable customers a Whole Home High Definition Personal Video Recording (HD PVR) solution.

At the heart of the system is the Gateway, a digital set top box type device which connects to the cable coming into your home and acts as a server or central hub to the rest of the system.

CBC launches Over-the-Air HD in Calgary and Edmonton

Just in time for Hockey Playoffs, the CBC has announced that its Over-The-Air digital television transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton will officially launch on April 1st.

The new high definition stations will also be available on Shaw Cable in the two Alberta Centres and will arrive on Telus TV on May 27th.

Edmonton’s CKEA-FM now Lite 95.7

Just seven months after it went on-air in Edmonton, Harvard Broadcasting owned CKEA-FM has switched its format from adult album alternative format to soft adult contemporary.

Targeting Adults 25 to 54, the station formerly known as 95.7 The Sound, the station will now be known as Lite 95.7, featuring music from artists such as Michael Buble, Elton John, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Train and Bon Jovi.

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