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Unread 17-06-2008, 08:19 AM   #21
geoff
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Re: Major ISPs dropping Usenet

Seems the internet took two hits this month, one is the story about usenet
and the other is about TWC's testing of internet metering in Texas before
going national.

This should kill off any thoughts of video streaming, etc.

The high end package in Texas allows 40 gigs a month. Hell, I surfed and
watched a 12 minute podcast, within 1.5 hours, I had downloaded 1 gig.

Also unclear is if phone usage counts toward the limit, if it does, I guess
TWC and others have figured out a way to suck more money from us.

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Unread 17-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #22
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Re: Major ISPs dropping Usenet

"geoff" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> Seems the internet took two hits this month, one is the story
> about usenet and the other is about TWC's testing of internet
> metering in Texas before going national.
>
> This should kill off any thoughts of video streaming, etc.


Maybe a one-way media company like Time Warner just isn't interested
in freedom of speech like USENET provides. But I think the streaming
media thing is going the other way (at least via DSL). Where I live,
Internet bandwidth has increased hugely over the years, like other
high technologies. Currently AT&T provides ESPN360, a major
streaming media source. If they drop cool stuff like that, maybe
I'll be concerned.









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Unread 17-06-2008, 05:26 PM   #23
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Re: Major ISPs dropping Usenet

> Currently AT&T provides ESPN360, a major
> streaming media source. If they drop cool stuff like that, maybe
> I'll be concerned.


I do not think it will be dropped, you can watch it, stream movies from
netflix, etc. but if you go over the 40 gig per month limit then you pay
like $1.25 for each gig over.

Some articles I've read said it is TWC's way of insuring that you use their
system to watch movies, shows, etc. and not use the inet. Other articles
said that after TWC goes national, the other internet providers are expected
to do the same.

--g


 
Unread 17-06-2008, 06:22 PM   #24
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Re: Major ISPs dropping Usenet

In article <4856b052$0$12974$4c368faf@roadrunner.com>, lkboop <lkboop@ca.rr.com> wrote:
>nospam wrote:
>> Time-Warner is dropping all newsgroups. Verizon is keeping most of
>> the Big-8 but is dropping the entire alt.* hierarchy, which includes this
>> group.
>>
>> Keep this in mind for future posts, and you may wish to migrate any
>> existing discussions to a non-alt.* group.
>>
>>

>WELL HERE WE ARE ANOTHER STUPID RUMOR STARTED -- I CHECKED TIME WARNER
>IN SOCAL THEY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THEY HAD BEEN ASKED ABOUT THIS AND THAT
>THIS IS TOTALLY FALSE-THEY ARE GOING TO LIMIT AND BLOCK SITES THAT HAVE
>APPARENT **** BOTH ADULT AND CHILD -- THEY HAVE NO INTENSION OF
>BLOCKING OR REMOVING ANY NEWS GROUPS WITH INFORMATIONAL VALUE--YOU WOULD
>THINK PEOPLE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN START THIS NONSENSE

Adult **** is not illegal.
 
Unread 18-06-2008, 05:27 AM   #25
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Re: Major ISPs dropping Usenet

nospam wrote:

> Sorry, that's Verizon. Time-Warner is dropping *all* of Usenet.


Got my notice from Verizon today. Gonna check my options, but
being stupid is definitely going to cost them money from me.


 
Unread 26-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #26
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Re: Major ISPs dropping Usenet

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> Time-Warner is dropping all newsgroups. Verizon is keeping most of
> the Big-8 but is dropping the entire alt.* hierarchy, which includes this
> group.
>
> Keep this in mind for future posts, and you may wish to migrate any
> existing discussions to a non-alt.* group.
>
>




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