Gigabit Passive Optical Network on Steep-Valley Roads

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 a deep-narrow forested valley area including a rural community of highly dispersed road-adjacent homes.

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

  • 15 km of buried Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) fibre distribution using micro-duct technology to provide Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH)
  • Multi-strand fibre for distribution and single strand fibre for homes to reduce cost and simplify installation
  • Multi-level optical splitter architecture to reduce fibre count and cost
  • Drilling under multi-lane highway to reduce future cost to move fibre from underpasses

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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