NBN to Provide Broadband to Army, Navy and Air force

November 7, 2017
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Recently, the National Broadband Network (NBN) has signed a deal to build a network access to 400 army, navy, and air force sites in Australia for them to be able to stay in touch with their loved ones and other parts of the world.

According to reports, the deal that was signed with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will provide a mix of fibre-to-the-premises (FttP), fibre-to-the-node (FttN), fibre-to-the-building (FttB), fixed-wireless, and satellite technologies, which is the same as the company’s NBN rollout. Will this have the same results as the residents that have experienced the roll out?

The NBN said that construction has already started two months ago for this rollout.

“We are using a variety of NBN technologies at these sites, allowing us to meet the unique challenges of our vast country and also the site specifics of each base,” NBN chief network deployment officer Kathrine Dyer as quoted by ZDNet. “Once these works are completed, it’s our hope that communication between our military personnel and their families is vastly better.”

Since this is the case, we can see a scenario wherein they will have the priority in services. There is a big chance that the NBN will focus more on completing this rollout than the first plan created and targeted to finish in 2020. One can assume that this could be an effort in repairing a damaged reputation caused by the rollout and other bad press about them.

The NBN said that connectivity would increase and high-speed internet would be experienced, but what is only happening is an increase in angry customers for since they keep on experiencing unstable connections and incompetent services. And the Four Corners investigation has something to prove about this.

“Nobody knows what anybody else is doing. The retail service providers don’t know what NBN Co is doing, I don’t know what either of them are doing, and NBN Co don’t seem to know what they themselves have done,” a software developer is quoted by ABC News.

A customer was also quoted in the report: “We definitely feel like we’re being ripped off.”

These are just some of the proof that customers are having a hard time to get what they are paying for. Some even suffer for months without a connection but paying the bills every single month with the hope that things will get better. Australians deserve better internet and they should experience it all now!

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