Not really, it requires TELUS Internet. The reason is quite simple actually.
The Netflix App requires internet to run but your TV box is not connected to your Shaw internet, if that makes sense...
Do you have a smart TV with the. Netflix app on it? Maybe a Roku, or Chromecast with a Netflix option? Or Cast from phone to your TV?
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that is correct
Your telus STB are connected to the Optik TV backend, but that is not an open network.
If you choose to not have Telus internet, the STB is unaware there is an internet connection as it is living on it's own network, thus Netflix being unable to connect