Shaw Go WiFi Goes Free for All to Stream End of Sochi Olympics

With the 2014 Sochi Olympics coming to a close this weekend and chances of more gold medals (women and men’s curling; possibly men and women’s hockey), Shaw has opened up its extensive Go WiFi network to the general public for free use on their smartphones, tablets and computers.

From 11:59pm MT on Wednesday, Feb 19 to 11:59pm MT Sunday, Feb 23, full guest access will be made available on the Shaw Go WiFi network, which has over 30,000 hot spots nationwide.

Jay Mehr, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Shaw said since the start of the Sochi Winter Games, daily traffic usage records have been set on its Go WiFi network.

“As our Canadian athletes compete this weekend, Shaw is pleased to offer residents living within our footprint access to the same superior, carrier-grade WiFi network experience that our customers already enjoy.”

With live streaming of the games available via the CBC Olympics iOS app or online, the public broadcaster earlier revealed 4.1 million Canadians have tuned into coverage on their website.

This brilliant move by Shaw will help save data plans and prevent overages since streaming in HD can result in extensive usage, with some examples noting one hour of content can eat up 1.1GB data, potentially stinging your wallet.

Click here to download the Shaw Go WiFi Finder iOS app to locate the nearest hot spot in your area. Go Team Canada!

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