Hybrid Optical –Wireless within 10 Kilometers and Optical Fibre

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 across an entire rural township with an existing point of presence (POP) to rural residents living in a small village.

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

  • A newly built 200’ wireless backhaul and distribution tower
  • 4 existing 120′ grain elevators to act as distribution towers
  • Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) optical distribution in a village
  • 60GHz wireless distribution within a small hamlet
  • Hybrid service offering of 3.65GHz LTE and 5GHz unlicensed


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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