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Date:      Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:37:43 -0500
From:      Joshua Isom <jrisom@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OT: The future of USENET?
Message-ID:  <51535897.3000901@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <kivkjp$hpg$1@ger.gmane.org>
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On 3/27/2013 3:25 PM, Walter Hurry wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:12:06 -0400, grarpamp wrote:
>
>> Now there are very few, if any, free servers
>
> There are still free news servers available. My ISP bundles usenet,
> nevertheless I prefer the free one as it's faster and more reliable.
>

The last ISP I knew had usenet complained about the bandwidth and 
storage required.  They had a dedicated satellite instead of using their 
backbone, and only cached a couple days.  All the porn and warez has the 
side affect of wiping out the cost benefit.



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