Benefits of Skyway Managed Cable over Rogers (formerly Shaw) Cable

Upgrade your legacy Rogers (Shaw) Cable to Skyway Managed Cable, adding business-class IP and management tools.

Our Managed Cable — when combined with SD-WAN Failover, Multiple IPs per MAC Address per Port, Policy Routing and QoS — provides many of the benefits of Dedicated Fibre at a much lower cost. See the table below.
  • Multiple IPs per MAC Address per port allow more then one IP address to be assigned to a single device. For example, a single firewall can use 2 different IP addresses, one IP for port forwarding web traffic to Exchange Webmail and another IP for forwarding web traffic to a web server.
  • Direct Peering with independent ISPs and content providers (e.g., connect to Microsoft 365 and Azure in Vancouver).
  • Moveable IPs allows IP address transfer between sites and providers.
  • Availability SLA with Failover.
  • Free DNS Firewall powered by CIRA compares every outgoing query and response to a block list of IP addresses known for hosting malware. Blocks botnets, malware and optional content filtering.
We’d love to talk with you about all your Business Internet options. Call us at 604-482-1225. 

Business Level Differences

  Rogers Cable Skyway Managed Cable
Health, Usage, DNS Monitoring Client Portal
Availability SLA (with Skyway Failover)
Dedicated, Private Connection to Cloud Services
Direct Peering with Independent ISPs
Traffic Analysis
Unlimited Traffic
Inbound Static IP Failover
Outbound Static IP Failover
Policy Routing
CIRA DNS Firewall
Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Alerts
Quality of Service (QoS) Best Effort Priority Queuing
Public IP Addresses included * 2 Public Dynamic CIDR /29 (5 usable static IP)
Move IP Adresses to New Sites or Access Services
Multi-site Private Networks ** Unlimited Private IPs

Technical Differences

  Rogers Cable Skyway Managed Cable
MTU Size 1500 up to 9100 ††
Speed per Port up to 940 Mbps up to 940 Mbps
LAN Ports up to 4 active 3 active, upgradeable to 8 or more
LAN port options Single Fibre or Multiple Ethernet
WAN Ports 1 up to 4
Multiple IPs/MAC Address 1 IP per MAC address Multiple IPs per MAC address per port
Multi-site Layer 2 Bridged Network
VLAN Tagging Support
VLAN Translation
Multiple EVC Capable

† Skyway’s SLA is backed by credits for downtime.
* CIDR /29 blocks are available from Shaw for an extra fee. Skyway includes the first block for free, additional blocks are available for $8/block.
** Starting at $50/month per site, over our own or any other ISP’s service (including Shaw), Skyway can provide Public or Private IPs. Private IPs protect customers from Denial of Service attacks, and are used to build Private Networks. Other Skyway add-ons available include Failover, Policy Routing and Class of Service.
†† MTU Size is 1500 for Internet-based services; up to 9100 for site-to-site using jumbo frames

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