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Posted by Was Istoben on August 11, 2009, 6:33 pm

NNTP was a Freebie?  I suppose SMTP, POP, and HTTP services are free too,
huh?  My ISP dropped Usenet too.  They never listed it as "free" but rather
as part of the bundle I pay for.

Posted by Mr. G on August 12, 2009, 3:56 am
(entshuldigen@oopla.com) says...

Those are protocols, not services.  When he says AT&T is dropping
Usenet, he no doubt means the news servers that he was getting free
access to.  Unless they're blocking NNTP traffic, then he's still
'getting' NNTP.

Posted by Was Istoben on August 12, 2009, 12:08 pm

You are correct but nothing is changed.  I bought a bundle of services.  Are
you saying the Usenet service, which was part of that bundle, was free but
the mail and browsing services were not?

Next I suppose they will drop the mail service like Qwest did.  Before long
Internet access will be like Dish Network where you pay for a service that
facilitates paying for another, downstream service.  What next?  Grocery
stores with cover charges?  A toll booth leading to the gas pump?

Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 12, 2009, 1:32 pm

It all depends on what is advertised, how it is advertised, and/or what
is in the actual contract.

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Posted by Was Istoben on August 12, 2009, 10:34 pm

Usenet was listed right after mail.

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