CommsWire - 21 April 2017

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Broadband education package released for consumers
Consumers now have access to an education package designed to help them better understand the factors that can influence the performance of their broadband service.

Wangle: Australia’s first ACMA-compliant VPN
Wangle Technologies has launched what it says is Australia's "fastest, most secure [and] cheapest mobile VPN." Yet it complies with metadata retention requirements.

Virgin Australia trials in-flight Wi-Fi for passengers
Virgin Australia has started three months of testing in-flight wireless Internet access on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

eBay threat to block overseas sites if GST bill passed
Online auction site eBay has threatened to cut off Australians' access to overseas shopping sites within its framework if the federal government goes ahead with a bill to levy GST on purchases of foreign goods below the value of $1000.

Kogan seeks to lure ‘data heavy’ mobile users with latest plans
Online discounter Kogan has kept up the market pressure to lure mobile users to its services with the launch of a new deal on mobile plans which it claims sets a new “value benchmark” for mobile access.

Verizon boosts security effort with new threat research advisory centre
US telco Verizon has unveiled its new Threat Research Advisory Centre designed to help customers to recognise and react to more sophisticated cyber threats faster and more effectively – and ultimately stop cyberattacks.