Shaw gets its FTTH Gig groove on

Watch out Google. Here comes Canadian cable operator Shaw Communications and its own 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home trial.

Just like Google, Shaw's 1 Gbps trial which will be launched in April with some municipal partners and will offer a service experience that company president Peter Bissonnette says will bring "blazing speeds and new network capabilities that will give us a springboard for future possibilities."

Already delivering 100 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 services in its Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver markets, Shaw would not say where it would conduct the trial or the amount of homes it would reach. Comparatively, Google said its trial would reach between 50,000 to 500,000 users.

Other than saying that the trial will incorporate "game-changing technology," Shaw would not reveal what technology it would use to achieve its 1 Gbps goal.

For more:
- see the release here (pdf)
- and Light Reading Cable gives its take

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