posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 06:30 PM
"Time Warner Cable said it will cease to offer customers access to any Usenet newsgroups, a decision that will affect customers nationwide. Sprint
said it would no longer offer any of the tens of thousands of alt.* Usenet newsgroups. Verizon's plan is to eliminate some "fairly broad newsgroup
I am an avid user of newsgroups and I agree that by no means should there be child pornography on usenet but tell me this why disable your ISP's
entire Usenet services?
Could they not just get rid of the newsgroups that contained the disturbing content and keep the safe groups alive?
And of course I will not be seeing my Internet bill go down since very few people know what newsgroups are. Im not sure how many people here use
USENET but it is a great source for information etc.
So for now I am forced to pay for usenet access. Hopefully in the future they can bring it back and just not allow the illegal groups.