Shaw Communications Backup "Plan"
Due to an incident and infrastructure damage downtown, the Municipal Emergency Plan has been activated, effective 14:23 hours. #yyc— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) July 11, 2012
The Shaw fire has to be an eye opener for #yyc media and their backup broadcast plans.3 radio stations off air including a news outlet.— Buzz Bishop (@buzzbishop) July 11, 2012
Three #yyc radio stations, QR77, Country 105, and Q107 off the air after explosion in their downtown building, Shaw Court.— Calgary Sun (@calgarysun) July 11, 2012
An estimated 20-30,000 Shaw customers are without cable or phone. Stampede revellers are struggling to find working ATMs and emergency services are severely affected.
A transformer fire on the 13th floor of the Shaw Media's Calgary office created the problem. Of course Shaw had a backup plan in place. The Shaw executive team is amongst the highest paid in Canada (source). These people are paid the big bucks to think of contingencies.
Shaw President says backup systems did kick in after fire, but did not work properly because of sprinkler systems flooding 5 or 6 floors. #— Kyle Bakx (@KyleBakx) July 12, 2012
I don't think Shaw knows what the word "backup" means. Look for the wall of apologies and excuses tomorrow followed by no changes in senior management.