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Comcast Shutsdown Usenet Access For Customers

By Newsgroup Usenet October 12th, 2008

Comcast has recently announced that they will no longer provide free Usenet services for its customers. The service, which officially ended on September 17th, has been extended to use until October 25th. A recent statement from Comcast reads:

‘The Comcast Newsgroups service, will be discontinued as of September 17th. Existing customers will continue to be able to access the service until October 25th. This decision is in alignment with other Internet Service Providers that have recently terminated their Newsgroups service due to the declining popularity of Newsgroups as customers chose other methods, such as RSS feeds and web browsing to access information.’

This move comes in tandem with other earlier announcements of Comcast that state their position of moving away from the Usenet arena.

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