Ahead of Canada Day on July 1st, Shaw has announced its Go WiFi network will be free for the public to use. Over 80,000 hotspots in Western Canada are normally reserved for Shaw customers, but from June 26 to July 3, the company is making them free for the masses as part of their Canada 150 initiatives.
Shaw says enabling free WiFi access is “a way of giving back this Canada Day,” to allow visitors to access the network at no charge.
“This Canada Day long weekend, people want to share in the festivities with their family and friends,” said Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs, Shaw Communications in an emailed statement. “Whether you’re posting pictures, looking up a place to go or getting directions, Shaw Go WiFi will help keep people connected while saving on cellular data usage.”
Users can jump onto the Shaw Go WiFi network by connecting to the ‘ShawGuest’ network in their list of available hotspots. iOS users can download the Shaw Go WiFi Finder app to locate the nearest access point in their area, or visit shaw.ca/wifi.
The company is also granting 150 wishes through “monetary gifts to support the people and organizations who are doing exceptional work to improve the lives of children and youth in our communities,” as part of their Canada 150 initiatives.