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Microwaves and Wi-fi Signals

The UK Office of Communications, that country's communications regulator, has promulgated the following to help to eliminate the slowing down of broadband speeds. "Did you know that microwave ovens can also reduce wi-fi signals?" Ofcom asks. "So don't use the microwave when you're making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online." It suggests positioning your internet router as far as possible from other devices that may interfere with the signal. Those devices include: cordless phones, baby monitors, halogen lamps, dimmer switches, stereos and computer speakers, TVs and monitors.

Broadband data cap relief because of COVID-19

Spark has announced that because of COVID-19 it will help its customers stay connected as they transition to new ways of working, learning and connecting through the initiatives below: Removing overage charges for customers who are on data-capped broadband plans so they won’t have to worry about paying extra to stay connected. This applies to both small and medium business and consumer customers; For the next 60 days Spark will waive late payment fees and will not terminate service for customers experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. If our customers are experiencing hardship, they should call 128 to discuss their individual circumstances and available options. These

Why is Covid-19 so named?

Corona virus is certainly making the news, but has anyone, like me, been wondering where the name Covid -19 comes from? I must be getting slow, as, as a person who likes cryptic crosswords I should have worked it out. Here is the official explanation. "On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially named this novel coronavirus, COVID-19. COVID is short for coronavirus disease. The number 19 refers to the fact that the disease was first detected in 2019, though the outbreak occurred in 2020." In other words:- co for corona vi for virus d for disease 19 for the year 2019 And I thought it was some wonderful scientific name! Covid-19 is just one of a number of corona viruse

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