Fixed Wireless Access using Single Tower in Unused Road Allowance

CENGN residential broadband blueprints are made available to the public. Each blueprint showcases a broadband deployment barrier and the tech solution to overcome internet connectivity across Canada.

Problem: Extending “last kilometer” high-speed Internet service to shoreline residents around a bay in a hilly, forested, and rocky lake district.

Tech Solution: The solution utilized the following levels of innovation to reduce network costs and accelerate deployment timeframes:

  • Newly built small-footprint self-supporting tower on an unused municipally owned narrow road allowance
  • A low-profile tower built back from the lake shore to minimize visual impact from the water
  • Beam forming and Multi-User MIMO technology to reduce interference and gain higher spectral efficiency to improve internet service to subscribers

This blueprint is intended as an information resource for any stakeholder or individuals interested in or looking to undertake the delivery of rural residential high-speed internet, including:

  • Community professionals and constituencies that work in municipal administration, business development, planning, public works, IT, and local residential high-speed Internet advocacy organizations.
  • Service providers interested in delivering residential high-speed Internet to rural communities.
  • Innovation and funding organizations aiming to accelerate or scale high-speed Internet related innovation, introduction, and return on investment (ROI).
  • Those interested in researching innovative Residential Broadband Program solutions.

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