CENGN announces an innovative project that will bring high-performance broadband access to the Holland Marsh area of Ontario, which straddles the boundary between the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and King Township. This project is part of CENGN’s Rural Ontario Residential Broadband program. It will serve as a model for extending high-performance internet access services into areas with wide, deep, and sparsely-treed valley communities across the province.

Internet Service Provider, Rogers Communications, was selected to address the needs of the Holland Marsh rural area that is divided down the middle by the Holland River with the north half being in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and the south half being in King Township. Supported by CENGN program funding, Rogers will provide wireless access to up to 480 homes. Using multi-Gbps E-band microwave radio backhaul and 5G high capacity wireless residential distribution, the new fixed wireless internet access service will provide a range of services including 25/5 and 50/10 internet access to residents within the Holland Marsh area. This project will significantly improve both internet access services and cellular services for residents living in the Holland Marsh valley.

This project promises several benefits, including:

  • 10Gbps High-Speed Backhaul Capacity for the network.
  • A high-performance 5G wireless distribution network.
  • Small footprint monopole towers.
  • Improved 25/5 and 50/10 Mbps internet access services for residents.
  • Fast network deployment timeframe, with installation starting in the summer of 2021 and full service available in the fall of 2021.

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