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.

Shaw announces WiFi network trial in Western Canada

At the beginning of September, Shaw Communications announced that it had cancelled its plans to build a wireless network in Western Canada. In its place the company would build a broadband wireless network using WiFi technologies.

Shaw today announced it will conduct a technical trial of the new network, called HotSpot 2.0, in conjunction with its technology supplier, Cisco Systems.