Major ISPs dropping alt.* or all Usenet groups

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by JXStern, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    Verizon has announced they're dropping alt.* among others.

    If you want to request they reconsider, here's the contact:


    this is apparently in response to New York pressure to cut down on
    child pr0n.
    JXStern, Jun 17, 2008
  2. JXStern

    Larry in AZ Guest

    Horseshit. They're using that excuse to cut costs.
    Larry in AZ, Jun 17, 2008
  3. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    The two reasons together were too much for them to resist, apparently,
    but they could still do it smarter, keep a few light weight text-only
    groups like this one.

    JXStern, Jun 18, 2008
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