Intra Government Communications Network (ICON) is an independent secure point-to-point fibre connection and protocol between buildings in Canberra. It began in 1991 as a private communications network between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade sites and has expanded to 150,000km of fibre across the capital.

Connections are speed and protocol independent, meaning that entities can determine the technology that best meets their requirements. In effect, the data volume and speed transfer are limited only by the end-entities’ active equipment.