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[Pan-users] [OT] Commercial news servers

From: Aristotle
Subject: [Pan-users] [OT] Commercial news servers
Date: 12 Apr 2002 22:43:48 +0930

WAS off topic - anyone who does not like off topic subjects - put in a
filter for [OT] in the subject header to trash!

What I was referring to in the first place was actually commercial news
servers.  I have heard (in the USA - no here in Net deprived Australia)
of commercial news servers that offer unlimited access, etc - because it
is all local traffic so they don't care!!!  I would love something like
that - just go nuts on the binary groups and all that you like!!!!! 
Mirror the damn thing if you have the time and the inclination.

I have been looking around for this kind of service - I would more than
happily pay for it considering how crap our Net services is in
Australia.  What the hell is one going to do with a 'whopping' 1 GB on
the 'deluxe' account???  I can download 10GB per month just on my 56K
modem!!!!  What a joke is that??  We have UNMETRED 56Kb modem ISP's and
incredibly harsh limits on broadband?  It's enough to make me want to
migrate when I hear of the Net paradise that some of my American
brethren have.

On Fri, 2002-04-12 at 07:39, Aluminum Foil Ball wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 09:08:02PM +0200, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> > On Thursday 11 April 2002 07:59 pm, you wrote:
> > > And then there's this.
> > >
> > > Once they do it, the rest of the ISPs are sure to follow.
> > 
> > Oh? There are still cable isp's who don't meter bandwidth usage?
> Most of them in the U.S.  For now.
> Speed capping is common, but, as far as I know, you don't pay any more
> whether you let it sit there or fill the pipe 24/7.
> Back in the '90s, it became pretty clear to everyone in the biz here that
> unmetered access was the model that got and kept customers.  Clearly,
> it didn't shake out the same way everywhere.
> > Where do I have to sign up for a 400 GB/month ftp server at 40$/month? :-)
> That, I don't know.  This is residential service I'm talking about, and
> they usually prohibit running servers on your machine.
> Server hosting here pretty much always has a charged based on bandwidth
> usage.
> Admittedly, this is getting a bit off-topic.
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