Shaw Internet PowerBoost

Document created by shaw-jamess on Jul 18, 2012Last modified by shaw-bryce on Jun 16, 2016
Version 12Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

To help increase the speed of short downloads, Shaw includes a service called PowerBoost with Highspeed 7.5 and Highspeed 10 Internet. PowerBoost provides a 5-20 second burst of additional download speed for your internet connection.


PowerBoost essentially takes advantage of unused network capacity to offer a brief yet drastic increase in download speeds. There is no limit on the number of PowerBoost bursts you can receive; providing there is available network resources, the start of every download should be assisted by PowerBoost. If you subscribe to Highspeed 7.5 or Highspeed 10 Internet, PowerBoost will be active on your service and will function regardless of the modem, router, and computer you are using.



Gaming and Filesharing

Since PowerBoost is designed to provide a brief increase in download speeds, activities like torrents, file sharing and online gaming (which generally use a continuous and often uninterrupted data connection) will not see an appreciable performance increase from PowerBoost.




Related Articles


My Account

View Your Internet Data Usage in My Account



Still Need A Little Help?

See what other customers are asking, or sign-in to ask

your own question, in the Internet forum.