How does a project help?
Only 46% of rural households and 24% of Indigenous communities have access to high-speed internet. Access to enhanced connectivity is widely accepted as having the most significant impact on a community’s success, both in terms of economic growth and public services.
The fact is rural and remote communities are underserved because of the unique barriers that limit the business case for network deployments. Most remote communities have a low-density population with different geographical landscapes (lakes, forestry, mountainous ranges, etc.) that can present specific problems for connectivity.
For each unique problem, an innovative solution is required to enable the deployment of better service that is cost-effective for both the internet service provider and the community. Through the collaboration of the community and service provider, reliable broadband services and connectivity can be implemented in targeted regions.
A CENGN broadband project sees the permanent deployment of high speed internet services that are specifically designed for that underserved residential region, enabling that community access to essential internet services. These services can develop new residential broadband ecosystems and promote new technology approaches that can significantly improve business cases or new business models.
Beyond benefitting the project’s host community, CENGN documents what made the project a success. We call this the blueprint, and the blueprint exists to share proven technical solutions with service providers, so they can cost-effectively roll out enhanced internet services in other communities facing similar broadband deployment barriers.