the Internet. A lot.
Canadians are the heaviest Internet users in the world. Each month we're using it more often and for more different things, with no sign of slowing down.
more time online than ever
On average, we're online
That's nearly double the world average
What we're doing online
Canadians aren't just browsing the web and checking email anymore—we're watching videos, streaming TV shows and downloading movies, which use more data (meaning they take up a bigger chunk of the Internet).
More and more things are
connected to WiFi
In 2008, the average household had two WiFi devices. By 2013, that number doubled, and it will only keep growing. Every additional device increases the overall household data use.
The future of household wifi use
Remember when TVs were three feet deep and couldn’t even wirelessly access a world of personalized HD content? Sigh… so primitive.
WiFi-ENABLED Touchless Smartphone
It’s the closest thing there is to actually being a wizard — now you can control your smartphone just by swiping the air around it.
WiFi-ENABLED Washing Machine
These Smart Washing Machines are fast, silent, and super-intelligent—basically the "deadly ninja assassins" of stain removal.
WiFi-ENABLED Baby monitor
For real. Now you can keep tabs on your little bundle of joy with real-time baby monitor alerts on your smartphone.
Eat your heart out, George Jetson. This "Food Management System" keeps track of freshness and can even order your groceries for you.
Now you can pre-heat the oven from your smartphone and get e-notified when your cookies are done. Mmmm… future-licious.
From sending status updates to tracking energy usage, this smart dishwasher can do just about anything—except make you empty it when it’s done running.
WiFi-ENABLED Vacuum Cleaner
Not having to vacuum just got even better. By attaching a simple WiFi chip, you can turn your boring old robot vacuum cleaner into a GENIUS robot vacuum cleaner.
WiFi-ENABLED Home security
Did you remember to lock the front door? Are you sure? Are you reeeaaally sure? With WiFi-enabled door locks, these are all questions you’ll never ask again.
We may not have robot butlers yet, but we do have thermostats that study our behaviour and adjust the temperature accordingly. Meh, close enough.
It’s like there’s an Internet party in your briefcase, and everyone’s invited. Up to 40 people can simultaneously connect to this portable hotspot.
This microwave has high-speed Internet, voice recognition, a barcode scanner, and Twitter alerts. Also, it can heat up food.
We're doing a lot more
Western Canadians are the heaviest Internet users in Canada. The average Shaw Internet customer uses about 2.1 gigabytes (GB) per household per day.
2.1 GB of data is equal to each of the following
That's an average of 60 GB per household per month.
The average Shaw customer's data usage has increased 47% per year since 2001. To keep up with this incredible growth, we put over 2 million engineering hours per year into creating one of the most extensive fibre networks in North America.
Our network delivers more
Not all networks were created equal—with Shaw, you get the advantage of a fibre-optic network, and a superior in-home connection. Our combination of fibre and coaxial cable delivers some of the fastest Internet speeds in Canada.
What makes our network different?
Our growing WiFi network
We've developed a way for the Internet you love to go beyond your home service. With Shaw Go WiFi, Shaw Internet customers can automatically connect to free WiFi at over 35,000 hotspots (and counting) across Western Canada. And soon there will be hotspots that cover entire cities.
We're investing in the future
In the past five years alone, we've put over $4.5 billion into our network. We're committed to delivering the best Internet in Canada for generations to come. Because the Internet isn't just a helpful utility anymore. It's our lifeline—a universal connection to everything and everyone we love. And that's something worth investing in.