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Shaw internet speed package changes Jan 2015

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Shaw in January(?Effective January 6?) is changing the speed with new tiers for new subscribers. Current subscribers will be grandfathered. Leaked this morning(Dec 16 2014) and Shaw damage control is ongoing. Reddit threads Leaker thread https://pay.reddit.com/r/shaw/comments/2pf4t2/internet_downgrades/ Shaw is downgrading the internet packages. 90 dollars/month used to get you 100mbps. Come January it will only be 60mbps. 50mbps for $80 will now be 30mbps. 25mbps for $60 will now be 15mbps. 10mbps for $55 will become 5mbps for $50. Appears that the fastest upload will be 3mbps Graph of new tiers and Shaw profits with it. https://pay.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/2pgb3w/shaw_starting_january_6th_all_new_internet_is_40/ I don't see yet what the GB per month is. . Don't change your service speeds after Dec 31 2014 or you will lose your now grandfathered plan and get knocked down to the new tiers. . Shaw in the media for price increase: Price increase leads to more investment in the network for more capacity. Shaw behind the scenes: New users get almost half the speed for the same price, to avoid investment in the network for increased capacity. The Shaw spin on the new packages. It's not a downgrade! It's an upgrade!!! https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-3963 Beginning in January 2015, we'll be introducing a new lineup of Internet services for new customers. These packages do not affect current customer subscriptions, but existing customers will be welcome to upgrade when the packages are launched. These new services will introduce faster download speeds and greater value for customers who have our most popular tiers by providing more value per Mbps (Megabits Per Second) download rate. HS 10 improves to Internet 15 HS 25 improves to Internet 30 BB 50 improves to Internet 60 We’re pleased to be introducing a new entry-level Internet service, Internet 5, which is well suited to customers who use their Internet for simple web browsing and email. We will be following the launch of these 4 packages with a fifth tier of service (to be available in the near future) for high volume internet users - Internet 120. Details on this premium tier will be made available in the new year. As always, all of our Internet packages include access to more than 50,000 access points on Shaw Go WiFi across Western Canada. New Shaw Internet Packages Package Name Download Speed Tier 1 - Internet 5 | 5 Mbps Tier 2 - Internet 15 | 15 Mbps Tier 3 - Internet 30 | 30 Mbps Tier 4- Internet 60 | 60 Mbps -- Those who sacrifice liberty for security, deserves neither Knowledge and curiosity are not crimes and those who are curious should not be treated like criminals. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

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