When Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Shaw Jeff Bray presented to City Council earlier this month, he argued that data usage is increasing, and WiFi connections in some businesses aren’t strong enough. 

In his report, Director of Finance Mike Roy argues it’s a good move for the city as there’s no investment needed and Shaw would maintain the infrastructure. The agreement is also non-exclusive, so the City could enter an agreement with other providers in the future. 

Shaw has not provided a timeline for when service would be established.