[teleclick] Calgary-based cable giant, Shaw Communications, announced today that it will begin testing an ultra-fast ‘Gigabit’ internet service based on fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband technology.
The new service will support download speeds of up to 1-Gbps, making it ten times faster than the company’s existing High-Speed Nitro offering, which runs at 100-Mbps.
Shaw expects to begin rolling out the FTTH service in April. Initially, it will likely only be available in a handful of newly-built apartment buildings in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
Shaw to Begin Rolling Out 1-Gbps Fiber-Optic Broadband Service