One must admit that the name 'eternal september' is a bit
of a joke; while the service they provide is anything but.
(In the early days of usenet, when most users were educational
institutions, every september a new crop of freshmen would be
introduced to usenet, and the next couple of months were crazy
newbie time. When ISP's started offering NNTP feeds, usenet
entered the "eternal september" zone, all newbies all the time).
Change ISPs. And tell your current provider why.
You are NOT locked in to the ISP provided by the company that owns the pipe.
My cable provider is Comcast, but I use Earthlink as my ISP. Earthlink
provides Giganews at no additional charge.
Interesting. I didn't know that but I decided to check it out because I
have always resented the fact that Comcast and Verizon both killed off their
Usenet service that used to be included with my Internet service. I have
Comcast now and, based on what you wrote, I thought I would check to see if
I could change to EarthLink for Internet.
Unfortunately, when I went to EarthLink.com I found out that the only
Internet service they have in my area is DSL and Satellite. I can't use my
Comcast cable Internet service or Verizon FIOS (if I had that) to get
EarthLink Internet service. I assume that it is available elsewhere as you
have suggested, but not where I am located.
"To order EarthLink Cable over Comcast lines, call 1-866-570-8333 and they
will initiate the switch. The first step is to speak with the EL rep and
check availability. They will then set you up with your first email address
and then transfer you to Comcast so they can make the switch on their end.
Comcast takes about 10-15 minutes to do their part and they will either call
you back or you can stay on hold for the next step. They will send you to
the online provisioning page to reprovision you with EarthLink as your ISP.
Your domain will then switch from Comcast to EarthLink."
Eternal September has worked well for me for the last several years. It was
down briefly only once.
See: http://www.eternal-september.org /
There's no cost; but some AT&T e-mail addresses can't be registered.
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