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This work analyzes the impact of having more than one frequency channel on outage probability and node throughput in TDMA-based broadband fixed cellular multihop networks. The scenario considered is a low node density, start-up network with inadequate single-hop coverage. In this scenario the user terminals themselves act as relays, therefore, there are no additional relays deployed by the service provider: besides, no separate relaying channels are used (this scenario ensures a fair comparison between the multihop cellular network considered here and the traditional single-hop cellular network). In a situation where there is outage with a single-hop due to poor coverage, a suitable multihop route with minimum number of hops is sought. It is observed that as the number of available channels increases the coverage is enhanced remarkably; in addition, the average node throughput is increased as well although no explicit attempt for throughput maximization is made during the search for the multihop routes.