Over the past year, more and more ShawOpen Wi-Fi hotspots have been popping up everywhere around Metro Vancouver.
This is incredibly useful for Shaw customers (like me) because it’s so easy to find reliable Wi-Fi access anywhere we go. If you’re a Shaw internet customer, you get to save several devices so that they can automatically connect to the network without having to login through the portal.
Telus is starting to form their own network as well, under the names #TELUS and #TELUSDirect. The one advantage they have is that for Telus customers, #TELUSDirect is a secured Wi-Fi network, whereas ShawOpen is an open unsecured network.
I’m hoping that Shaw will consider providing a secure network for customers, but until then we’ll have to use our own VPN services to secure the Wi-Fi connection.