Rogers is discontinuing its Usenet service


Paranoid Dot Calm
#1
Via e-Mail from Rogers Yesterday (December 01, 2005)

Quote:

Please be advised that Rogers is discontinuing its Usenet service as of December 15, 2005.

I utilized Usenet quite a bit for downloading music and pirate software.

So, because of this, I'm gonna quit Rogers as soon as possible.

I think that GigaNews offers unlimited downloading from Usenet for 25 bucks a month. And, I'm now searching for a half decent ISP.

I run 2 servers through Rogers and have been for the past 3 years. One server is for bible studies and the other is for my site and forums. Nobody caught me yet, ..... Thanks be to God! But, I've always been a bit paranoid about people accessing my sites and downloading videos and stuff like that which would increase my bandwith useage and perhaps sic Rogers onto me.

Does anyone have suggestions for a new ISP and also towards getting a service which provides for Usenet?

Calm
 
Andem
#2
Check out canadianisp.com.
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#3
Hi! Andem

Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm aware of the address you provided. But, I was hopin' that people would provide or recommend a particular service to me and thus detail the reasons for their recommendation.

I'm sort of new to this idea.

I'm on the prowl for a service where I'll be able to run my 2 sites legitimately and was hopin' that readers here would give me some suggestions on what ISP I should use and perhaps detail the money costs and stuff like that .... from their own experience.

Calm
 
Jay
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Paranoid Dot Calm

Via e-Mail from Rogers Yesterday (December 01, 2005)

Quote:

Please be advised that Rogers is discontinuing its Usenet service as of December 15, 2005.

I utilized Usenet quite a bit for downloading music and pirate software.

So, because of this, I'm gonna quit Rogers as soon as possible.

I think that GigaNews offers unlimited downloading from Usenet for 25 bucks a month. And, I'm now searching for a half decent ISP.

I run 2 servers through Rogers and have been for the past 3 years. One server is for bible studies and the other is for my site and forums. Nobody caught me yet, ..... Thanks be to God! But, I've always been a bit paranoid about people accessing my sites and downloading videos and stuff like that which would increase my bandwith useage and perhaps sic Rogers onto me.

Does anyone have suggestions for a new ISP and also towards getting a service which provides for Usenet?

Calm

I use Rogers, and I didn't get an email from them about this...strange. I use the news groups too....
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#5
Hi! Jay

This is a copy of the e-Mail I got.

Dear Valued Customer

Please be advised that Rogers is discontinuing its Usenet service as of December 15, 2005.

Internet technology is constantly changing. Usenet was one of the earliest forms of user discussion on the Internet, but today has largely been replaced by blogs, instant messaging, personal web pages and other tools. As a result, fewer and fewer people are accessing Usenet.

Therefore, Rogers has decided to stop providing Usenet service to Rogers Yahoo! customers.

Alternatives

To stay at the leading edge of new technology, we’ve introduced new and better ways to communicate – all available at no additional charge to Rogers Yahoo! customers:

Instant messaging
http://ca.messenger.yahoo.com

Groups
http://ca.groups.yahoo.com

Personal web pages
http://ca.geocities.yahoo.com

Blogs
http://360.yahoo.com

Photos
http://ca.photos.yahoo.com

Customers with a continuing desire to read or post Usenet text messages or who wish to access Usenet binary groups can subscribe to third-party Usenet service providers such as Giganews (our supplier up until the point when we discontinue Usenet) who offer a full Usenet service on a paid basis: http://www.giganews.com

Once again, thank you for your loyalty to Rogers and your continued business.

- Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet
 
TenPenny
#6
Is there a technical reason that a Rogers customer cannot simply use a different news host?
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#7
Hi! TenPenny

Rogers offered the Usenet service for free.

I could be wrong but I believe GigaNews charges 25 bucks a month for access and unlimited downloads.

It seems all that Rogers offers now is the bare necessities of Mouse Land and very little else.

I'm thinkin' about going a DSL line.

I'm not too familiar with this kind of stuff because I never cared to research it because Rogers suited me just fine. Not now though. I'm quitting them for sure. I'm just looking for alternatives.

Calm
 
Jay
#8
I signed a three year contract with Rogers. I suppose if this is going to be their stance (a lower level of service) I have a way to get out of it.

Thanks so much Calm for bring this to our attention.
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#9
Here is an update about how I'm doin' concerning my search for a new ISP and a place where I can host my 2 sites legitimately.

I contacted this place and I'm waiting for a reply with particulars:
http://www.acanac.com

As far as Usenet is concerned, I guess I could use mIRC and grab "zero-day" pirate software .... but yuh gotta stay right on top of things when grabbing stuff "zero-day".

I'll keep yuh tuned.

Calm
 

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