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Thread: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

  1. #1
    1PW
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    Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.


    In another newsgroup, a poster has found that Comcast will be
    discontinuing their "Comcast Newsgroups Service".

    Those using newsgroups.comcast.net will need to find another
    provider on or before Saturday, October 25, 2008:

    <http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/>

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    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  2. #2
    Herb Kauhry
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

    And no mention of a reduction in the monthly bill. Oh yeah, that's right,
    they referred to it as the 'complimentary' Usenet service. Still waiting
    impatiently for Uverse to get rolled out, and this is just one more tickmark
    on the 'Reasons I'm gong to dump Comcast' list.

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    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:tc6dnWk--a65xkzVnZ2dnUVZ_vednZ2d@comcast.com...
    >
    > In another newsgroup, a poster has found that Comcast will be
    > discontinuing their "Comcast Newsgroups Service".
    >
    > Those using newsgroups.comcast.net will need to find another
    > provider on or before Saturday, October 25, 2008:
    >
    > <http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/>
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  3. #3
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

    Herb Kauhry wrote:
    > And no mention of a reduction in the monthly bill. Oh yeah, that's right,
    > they referred to it as the 'complimentary' Usenet service. Still waiting
    > impatiently for Uverse to get rolled out, and this is just one more tickmark
    > on the 'Reasons I'm gong to dump Comcast' list.


    They seem to all be doing it. Roadrunner said it wasn't being used
    enough to warrant it - that has to be bull - probably more like people
    were using too much bandwidth.

    Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
    4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
    to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
    to reach normal speeds.


  4. #4
    hank
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

    "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote in
    news:gc8etd$1rr$1@registered.motzarella.org:

    > Herb Kauhry wrote:
    >> And no mention of a reduction in the monthly bill. Oh yeah, that's
    >> right, they referred to it as the 'complimentary' Usenet service.
    >> Still waiting impatiently for Uverse to get rolled out, and this is
    >> just one more tickmark on the 'Reasons I'm gong to dump Comcast'
    >> list.

    >
    > They seem to all be doing it. Roadrunner said it wasn't being used
    > enough to warrant it - that has to be bull - probably more like people
    > were using too much bandwidth.
    >
    > Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
    > 4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
    > to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
    > to reach normal speeds.
    >


    If you're still looking for a Usenet alternative, it might be worth
    checking a third party service that focuses on that. I had switched over to
    Newsguy and I can use them from whatever ISP or access location I have
    available. They have low-cost options that cover low traffic as well as
    options for heavier and unlimited downloads.

    If you check their site newsguy.com they have a special that gives sign-ups
    from Comcast an extra free month and I'd recommend using the trial account
    to check them out first.

    hank
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  5. #5
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

    hank wrote:
    > "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote in
    >
    >> Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
    >> 4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
    >> to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
    >> to reach normal speeds.
    >>

    >
    > If you're still looking for a Usenet alternative, it might be worth
    > checking a third party service that focuses on that. I had switched over to
    > Newsguy and I can use them from whatever ISP or access location I have
    > available. They have low-cost options that cover low traffic as well as
    > options for heavier and unlimited downloads.
    >
    > If you check their site newsguy.com they have a special that gives sign-ups
    > from Comcast an extra free month and I'd recommend using the trial account
    > to check them out first.


    That doesn't answer the original question though. Does Uverse supply
    a news feed ? I can shop for a 3rd party news feed no problem, but
    if they already supply one, it might be worth swapping from RR.


  6. #6
    Bill M.
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:58:35 -0700, "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com>
    wrote:

    >hank wrote:
    >> "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote in
    >>
    >>> Does Uverse have a free usenet service ? It's available here and that
    >>> 4 channel DVR is a nice bonus with the 200 package. The only drawback
    >>> to Uverse is you have to kick up the internet package about two levels
    >>> to reach normal speeds.
    >>>

    >>
    >> If you're still looking for a Usenet alternative, it might be worth
    >> checking a third party service that focuses on that. I had switched over to
    >> Newsguy and I can use them from whatever ISP or access location I have
    >> available. They have low-cost options that cover low traffic as well as
    >> options for heavier and unlimited downloads.
    >>
    >> If you check their site newsguy.com they have a special that gives sign-ups
    >> from Comcast an extra free month and I'd recommend using the trial account
    >> to check them out first.

    >
    >That doesn't answer the original question though. Does Uverse supply
    >a news feed ? I can shop for a 3rd party news feed no problem, but
    >if they already supply one, it might be worth swapping from RR.


    If you dig around at the att.net site, you'll eventually come to this
    page http://helpme.att.net/article.php?item=287 which contains
    settings for the mail and news servers for the various ATT domains,
    which includes U-Verse.

    Since they do provide news server settings, I'm going to assume they
    have at least limited Usenet access. No alt.binaries.* from what I
    understand, but the rest should be there.


    (Please forgive the formatting, this is a straight copy/paste for the
    most part, email servers first, followed by news servers.)


    =================================================================
    Mail Server (POP, SMTP) Settings
    Your Email Address: Incoming (POP) Outgoing (SMTP)
    MemberID@ameritech.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@att.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@att.net (non Yahoo) fpostoffice.isp.att.net
    fmailhost.isp.att.net
    MemberID@bellsouth.net* mail.bellsouth.net
    mail.bellsouth.net
    MemberID@flash.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@nvbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@pacbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@prodigy.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@sbcglobal.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@snet.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@swbell.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com
    MemberID@wans.net pop.att.yahoo.com smtp.att.yahoo.com

    Incoming mail server: POP3
    Outgoing mail server: Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
    Incoming mail port #: 995, secure connection (SSL) checked
    Outgoing mail port #: 465, secure connection (SSL) checked

    *SSL is not required for the configuration of mail.bellsouth.net
    settings

    News Server (NNTP) Settings

    Pacific Bell/Nevada Bell Regions
    Southwestern Bell Region
    Ameritech Region
    BellSouth Region
    SNET Region
    Prodigy

    Pacific Bell/Nevada Bell Regions:
    Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
    San Francisco news.sf.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@pacbell.net
    Los Angeles news.la.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@pacbell.net
    Nevada Bell news.sf.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@nvbell.net

    Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

    Southwestern Bell Region:
    Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
    Dallas news.dallas.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@swbell.net
    Houston news.houston.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@swbell.net
    Kansas City news.kc.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@swbell.net

    Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

    Ameritech Region:
    Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
    Akron, OH news.akr.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Appleton, WI news.app.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Champaign, IL news.cha.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Chicago, IL news.chi.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Cleveland, OH news.cle.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Columbus, OH news.col.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Dayton, OH news.day.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Detroit, MI news.det.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Grand Rapids/
    Kalamazoo, MI news.kal.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Indianapolis, IN news.ind.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Lansing, MI news.lan.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Milwaukee, WI news.mil.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Peoria, IL news.peo.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Rockford, IL news.roc.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Saginaw, MI news.sgn.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Springfield, IL news.spf.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Toledo, OH news.tol.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net
    Youngstown, OH news.ynt.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@ameritech.net

    Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

    BellSouth Region:
    Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
    Southeast:
    AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN news.snet.sbcglobal.net,
    news.dallas.sbcglobal.net,
    news.sf.sbcglobal.net
    news.chi.sbcglobal.net memberID@att.net memberID@att.net
    Southeast:
    AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN newsgroups.bellsouth.net
    memberID@bellsouth.net memberID@bellsouth.net

    Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

    SNET Region:
    Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
    Connecticut news.snet.sbcglobal.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@snet.net

    Return to News Server (NNTP) Settings

    Prodigy:
    Area NNTP Server NNTP UserID Legacy members
    Prodigy news.prodigy.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@prodigy.net
    wans.net news.prodigy.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@wans.net
    flash.net news.prodigy.net memberID@sbcglobal.net
    memberID@flash.net

    --
    Bill

  7. #7
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Comcast Discontinues Newsgroup Service.

    I can just picture myself signing up and they drop it a week later. :)


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