Rural High Speed Internet Blueprint Hilly Terrain Communities

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 to a small distant rural neighbourhood, separated from a larger community with an existing high-speed Internet point of presence (POP) by more than ten kilometers of hilly and rocky forested terrain across a large waterbody.

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

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

  • Existing telecommunications tower at larger community
  • A newly built 200’ tower at distant community
  • Wireless licensed microwave backhaul link to reduce middle-km costs instead of 21 km of fibre to larger community
  • A newly built 4 km Fibre Ring to access up to 200 homes in the distant community
  • Fibre-to-the-home to future proof the last km part of the network to subscriber’s homes
  • Fibre in shoulder of the road to simplify and reduce the cost of installation

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