The Department Defence has signed an industry contract with Verizon Business to provide high level and high speed internet services to industry, government, service personnel, employees and the public.

The contract is worth $52.9 million and will involve the replacement of Defence’s existing single internet gateway with parallel managed services providing a five-fold increase in capacity.  These gateways will be housed in separate locations to strengthen the system’s reliability and eliminate the risks associated with a single gateway.


The upgrade will also form the basis for the provision of Internet Gateway services to eight other Commonwealth agencies as part of Defence’s role as a lead agency under the Department of Finance and Deregulation’s Internet Gateway Reduction Program.


Defence will make savings by closing its current single internet gateway and an additional amount through the reduced power consumption and equipment decommissioning.