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ATT Announces Discontinuation of USENET Newsgroup Services

June 9th, 2009

On July 15th, all USENET access provided by ATT  for its customers will be eliminated. An email has been sent stating that access will be removed “on or around July 15th”, as opposed to the messages posted on newsgroups as well as their official site which that states definitively the July 15th date. The USENET access offered by the ISP will be eliminated, but USENET itself will still be accessible by use of a third party vendor, such as Newsgroups.

From ATT:

AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down

Please note that on or around July 15, 2009, AT&T will no longer be offering access to the Usenet Netnews service. If you wish to continue reading Usenet newsgroups, access is available through third-party vendors. Newsgroups is currently offering a limited time offer of 25% Off on all pricing plans for the life of the account for all ATT customers who wish to continue to have USENET access.

In order to access this special, simply type or copy the coupon code below on the last step of checkout.


ATT has slowly been pulling away from USENET since July of last year, when it removed most binary newsgroups from its roster. Since then, the 48-72 hour retention on text and a limited range of binary newsgroups have since remained.

As of July 15th, all USENET access provided to ATT customers will be eliminated. The email sent, a bit different than the post on the newsgroups, state that access will be removed “on or around July 15th”, as opposed to the newsgroup message that states definitively the July 15th date.


ATT Drops Binaries

July 13th, 2008

Recently we had announced that ATT stated that they would be dropping groups from its Usenet access to customers. Apparently, ATT did not waste any time. As of Saturday morning (July 12th), users have reported that most, if not all binary newsgroups has been removed.

We’d like to take the time to remind all customers from ATT, as well as those from AOL, Timewarner and Comcast that we are offering a 15% lifetime discount on Newsdemon monthly accounts.  This discount will be good as long as you remain a Newsdemon Newsgroups customer.

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