Rural High Speed Internet Blueprint Fixed Wireless Access Within Three Kilometers

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  high-speed internet access up to three kilometers within a rural community, with an existing high-speed Internet point of presence (POP).

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

  • Existing telecommunications POP in the Municipal Office
  • A newly built 100’ non-ground penetrating tower beside the local community centre
  • Multiple wireless technologies to improve community coverage and user experience
  • Unlicensed 2.4 Gbps and 5 Gbps WIFI wireless coverage for high-speed internet access for those with clear line of sight to the new tower
  • One of first commercial uses of TV White Space (TVWS) technology wireless coverage for high-speed internet access (700 Mbps) for those with heavier tree cover
  • Triple play service offering including VOIP phone service, TV over IP, and high-speed internet

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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Kirby Koster
Senior Manager, Broadband Programs
Tel:  613-291-0707
Email: kirby.koster@cengn.ca