Jeff try www.teranews.com. One time set up fee of $4. They do have
some down time once and a while. But they work well in mozilla
Thunderbird e-mail / news reader.
Also see www.owwm.org
Mike in Ohio
On 2010-01-25 01:05:51 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
When RoadRunner stranded me, they provided newsgroup access through
another provider, newshosting. Check with your local RR office -- see
if you have the same access. The catch here is that you must access
this provider from your home IP address -- tough luck for the road
Yeah, RoadRunner kinda sucks, but so do most of these de facto
monopolies. Anyboody using AT&T's U-verse? That's my only other
realistic option, but the sales people had no clue what "usenet" was.
At one time u-Verse customers were indeed allowed access SBCGlobal's
nntp servers, although I understand the retention time was so short as
to be not worth the effort.
Don't know if they still allow access, or if anyone at u-verse can even
spell nntp these days, but you may be able to ask here:
Some places, sure, but, given enough time, all the broadband services will
eventually converge on some national standard of, say, 50Mbps.
We have Comcast. Originally, the service was touted as (usually) 1.5Mbps
down. I just ran a speed test and the thing is clocking at 29.8Mbps! Comcast
just keeps upping the speed without fanfare.
We also have AT&T DSL (as a backup) and use it for our VoIP phones (3). It's
not so hot for anything else inasmuch as its ~768Kbps.
On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 00:05:51 -0600, the infamous email@example.com
scrawled the following:
I remember you, Jeff. I just came back after a hiatus, too. Are you
back to harass the locals like I am? Great!
What, you don't like maturity?
I might stop by, but the Wreck is the place for me. I still love
Usenet, despite the asshole trolls and the idiots who respond to them
daily. I filter maybe 65% of the bloody messages, but you can't geet
the diversity of opinion or breadth of wisdom on a local board that
you can here.
http://fwd4.me/Cme Love it! Diversity Project at school...<giggle>
"Some of us are wondering if we have created a monster."
Kevin Vranes, climate scientist, University of Colorado
On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 00:05:51 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Already there are hundreds of woodworking message boards. A lot of
folks dropped off after ISPs took down their Usenet servers. This
happened to me, a 20-year AT&T customer. Rec.woodworking is still
very active, the most active newsgroup I read.
If your ISP doesnot support Usenet, you can still read/post using the
No sign-up fee, no billings, no nags, completely free. Of course, it
does not support binaries but in this case, that can be a good thing
in keeping performace high for something that is free. The AT&T
servers worked 99% of the time. The Eternal-September server works 97%
of the time.
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