Shaw Communications Inc. provides broadband cable television, Internet, home phone, telecommunications services, and satellite direct-to-home services in Canada and the United States. The company offers cable television services; digital phone services; high definition (HD) television, including three dimensional HD; on demand programming comprising impulse pay-per-view and video-on-demand services; and Internet access services to residential and small business subscribers. It also provides digital phone services to residential subscribers, including local and long distance calling, as well as calling features; and commercial voice services to home based or smaller businesses. In addition, the company develops and manages fiber network that serves as the primary Internet backbone for its customers, and provides services to small and medium size business, Internet service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, governments, and other organizations that require end-to-end Internet, data, and voice connectivity. Further, it owns and leases satellite transponders that receive and amplify digital signals and transmit them to receiving dishes; distributes digital video and audio signals to residences and businesses through satellite infrastructure; and offers digital video and audio programming services from satellites directly to subscribers’ homes and businesses. Additionally, the company redistributes television and radio signals through satellite to cable operators and other multi-channel system operators; provides uplink and network management services to conventional and specialty broadcasters; and asset tracking and communication services to the transportation industry. As of May 1, 2012, it serves approximately 3.4 million customers. The company was formerly known as Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd. and changed its name to Shaw Communications Inc. in May 1993. Shaw Communications Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.