JASPER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 3, 2016) - The Municipality of Jasper, in partnership with Shaw Communications Inc., is now offering complimentary WiFi in select municipal facilities. This agreement brings additional WiFi access to Shaw Internet subscribers while giving Jasper residents and visitors free guest access with a WiFi enabled device.

Jasper residents and visitors who are not Shaw customers can access the Shaw Go WiFi network by selecting 'ShawGuest' from the list of available WiFi settings and following the on-screen instructions to connect.

"We are very pleased to offer free internet access to our patrons, keeping our community connected and improving the services provided by the Municipality of Jasper," said Yvonne McNabb, Director of Culture & Recreation. "Facility users had been asking for wireless internet, and our partnership with Shaw allows us to do so at no additional cost to taxpayers."

In the spring of 2015, 168 Jasper residents completed a survey asking whether the Municipality of Jasper should allow Shaw to install signal emitters on municipal infrastructure. "Based on the feedback we received from residents, Council decided to move forward with installing emitters in municipal facilities, which was seen as a benefit to all facility users, whether they are Jasper residents or visitors to our community," said Mayor Richard Ireland.

"As a Canadian Internet connectivity leader, our goal is to ensure that no matter where you are or what you are doing, Canadians are able to connect and share with those who matter the most," said Katherine Emberly, Vice President, Operations, Shaw Communications. "We are pleased to enable Jasper residents and visitors to stay connected while on the go, be it swimming lessons at the aquatic centre or enjoying a hockey game at the Jasper Arena."

Watch for WiFi connection information in the following facilities:

  • Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre (in service)
  • Jasper Activity Centre & Arena (in service)
  • Community Outreach Services Office (in service)
  • Jasper Municipal Library (pending installation)

With more than 70,000 hotspots, Shaw Go WiFi is Canada's largest WiFi network. To view a full list of Shaw Go Wifi locations across Canada, please visit www.shaw.ca/wifi or download the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

Contact Information:

Mark Fercho

For media inquiries, contact:
Christine Nadon
Communications Manager