Shaw to offer high-speed Internet service

Shaw Cable will introduce highspeed Internet to Fort Frances in the new year, regional system manager David Inglis said.
“Plans are to launch Internet service in January,” he said, adding it most likely would be in mid to late January although no specific date has been set yet.
The high-capacity connection will be provided through Shaw’s existing television cable system.
Inglis explained a technician would come into the customer’s home to connect the computer to a cable outlet.
This may require the installation of another cable outlet in the home if there isn’t one in the room where the computer is kept.
“We do that as part of the service,” Inglis noted.
Internet connections through cable are considerably faster than dial-up connections, “up to 100 times faster,” Inglis remarked.
As well, the service has the added bonus of not requiring customers to dial into the system.
“It’s always on. You just click on an icon and you go,” said Inglis.
“There’s no busy signals and no interruptions.”^And the connection is available to anyone with cable TV. “You do not require digital service to have the Internet,” he stressed.
Inglis said Shaw likely will have a sales launch in January for the new service, including a station for people to test the service and ask questions.
Shaw already provides highspeed Internet service to Dryden, and will be introducing the service to Atikokan sometime in 2004.