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NBN Seals Defence Deal

MELBOURNE – NBN Co has inked a deal with the Australian Defence Force which will hopefully see around 400 Army, Navy and Air Force sites receive broadband access to the National Broadband Network.

The service would provide access to non-operational on-base structures and facilities, many of which currently rely on DSL and PSTN links.

So far two sites in the Northern Territory have been connected: RAAF Base Tindal and Larrakeyah Barracks, incorporating HMAS Coonawarra. Another 20 sites are expected to be connected before the end of the year.

NBN Co says a range of technologies will be used, including fibre to the node, fibre to the building, fibre to the premises, satellite and fixed wireless.

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