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RFL 4th Round 2017 Challenge Cup Draw

For a few days, we’ve been setting up a high-speed Internet feed for the RFL in Plymouth. It has required live broadcasting to be streamed on the BBC, for a live draw on Tuesday the 28th February.

Although the weather has been appalling, and sea has been booming against the shorelines, spirits were high between ship crew and RFL operatives. The setting for the 4th round of the challenge cup draw, was hosted in quite an unusual location, HMS Bulwark. Being one of the two newest amphibious transport docks in the Royal Navy’s Albion-Class, primarily designed to deliver marines to shore by air and sea, this was quite the surreal setting to host the 4th round of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Leading the draw, we had Major Jack Duckitt Royal Marines Chairman Royal Marine Rugby League Association and Vice Chairman Royal Navy Rugby League Association), who was picking the home balls. And the Away teams were drawn by former Great Britain and St Helens Captain Paul Sculthorpe.

Another event smoothly docked and harbored, with a MyComms SolutionRFL CUP DRAW (2)

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Wi-Fi & Internet; Same Thing Right? Wrong…

Wi-Fi and The Internet are two completely different things. Yes, that’s right; They are both distinctly different things, part of the same system. For many years, the word Wi-Fi has been used to define access to the internet. Where most of us use “Wi-Fi” as a shortened version of our home broadband internet connection. When traveling around, free Wi-Fi is seen as free-internet; and who can resist a free internet, when data cost so much, right?

Knowing of the difference in Wi-Fi and Internet connections can help you to troubleshoot at home, making the right choices when buying new equipment, and most importantly, help to understand the risks of using free Wi-Fi Networks.

Simply put, Wi-Fi is the substitute to having network cables as a way to connect devices of a local area network (LAN). Before Wi-Fi was around, the only way you could connect devices together was too physical network cables device to device. Wi-Fi allows devices to connect and communicate with each other, the same way as they would if were wired. A Wi-Fi network is a wireless local network.

Most commonly known as the wide area network (WAN), the internet connects and communicates with computers from around the world. The truth behind it is this; The Internet connects many local area networks together, by each separate router, and your home connection becomes part of the World Wide web.

It’s important to keep the following in mind when connecting to an unknown Wi-Fi network. To get access to the internet, you must first connect to their router; which the owner of that router can potentially see all the information that out are sending to and from the network, this includes usernames and passwords. With that said, when you are using a Free Wi-Fi network, make sure to avoid; typing any sensitive information, using online banking etc. It’s good to remember that Wi-Fi networks provided by known entities, such as an office, large brand, local council, will generally be more secure than a Wi-Fi network in a small independent business.

Here at MyComms we specialise in supplying internet based solutions for small to big businesses, big brands, sports events, corporate meetings, and much more. The Internet is a very broadly used term, and we have a broad range of solutions to cover it all. Make sure you visit our website for more information, and to get your quote today! We hope this article has helped you to define the difference between Wi-Fi and Internet.

World Book Day UK Aims to give away a Million Books

Today, World Book Day are having their 20th Anniversary of providing reading material to young people across the Nation. They are hosting an event live on Facebook to talk to schools to spread to good word of world book day. Tower Hamlet Schools Library Services have organised the event alongside World Book Day UK to provide this excellent educational event.

Hosted at the grand neo-Georgian Grade II listed building, York Hall London, this venue has your eyes immediately drawn to the 8 skylights and arched windows that join to make the ceiling.  York Hall is a permanent customer of ours, and we are proud to provide Internet Solutions for such a respected event.

Today announcing an all-star line-up of authors and illustrators, world book day set out with the goal to inspire better engagement with reading and possession of books by children. They have enlisted some of our finest “national treasures” including David Walliams, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson to help scope more young people than ever thought before. All three of these authors will contribute an Official World book day £1 Book, which children will be able to purchase for exchange with their £1 book token in the UK and Ireland.

In just the last 19 years, World Book Day UK have delivered 13 Million £1 books into the hands of young children across the nation. 2016 saw record numbers when books given away peaked at 789,738 copies. For the 20th anniversary the Charity hopes they will exceed the one million mark, and we hope they meet and exceed this target!