Usenet Customer Support People new to Usenet may experience problems either signing up or using the service. Any difficulties should be resolved quickly through the providing company’s support department. Nobody wants to buy a car that can’t be fixed. Support for Usenet newsgroups relies on the provider. Customers may or may not experience anything from […]

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Social Usenet Newsgroups Hierarchy One of the BIG-8 groups in newsgroups is soc. This newsgroup hierarchy is made up of groups primarily addressing social issues and socializing. The hierarchies like many of the other BIG-8 are actually made up of many other hierarchies. Some of these lower hierarchies include soc.support, soc.religion, soc.org, soc.history and soc.genealogy. […]

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Science Usenet Newsgroup Hierarchy One of the groups that is involved in the BIG-8 hierarchy is the sci.* hierarchy. This group is made up of discussions marked by special and usually practical knowledge, relating to research in, or application of the established sciences. Some of the sci.* groups are: Sci.physics – the group is made […]

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Usenet2 Hierarchy Some news administrators, unhappy with the way the Big-8 system developed, decided to start a project they called Usenet2. All Usenet2 groups are within a single hierarchy called net.* The idea behind Usenet2 is to avoid inaccurately named groups, to avoid any form of net-abuse and to control the chaos in Usenet. Contrary […]

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Usenet Service Provider Data Connections Peers in newsgroups, as with peers in general, are relationships established between two or more parties for the mutual benefit of each other. A newsgroup peer is usually between two ISP’s or news services, for the purpose of exchanging traffic directly, rather than doing so through a backbone Internet provider. […]

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AT&T DSL Bandwidth Throttling AT&T Internet Service rolled out a change to it’s direct subscriber line (DSL) internet service terms of service. The changed terms are notifying their customers of a new bandwidth limitations, network management, and usage logging tools. This excerpt from the official AT&T website explains in further details the reason behind the […]

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Virgin Media Bandwidth Throttling UK Internet service provider Virgin Media is testing a bandwidth throttling system that limits speeds on peer-2-peer networks and Usenet newsgroups disappointing many of their user base in the process. Virgin Media for along time has limited P2P traffic during peak hours of the day to help ensure consistent download speeds […]

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Science Newsgroup Hierarchy The term Usenet science refers to the large archive of science newsgroups that Fast Usenet contains. Fast Usenet currently carries over 100,000 newsgroups and science is just one small slice of the pie. Science newsgroups I find to be the best place to do research in. You’ll find just about anything you […]

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Search The Fast Usenet Newsgroup List See if Fast Usenet carries the newsgroup you are looking for with our Newsgroup search feature. Simply enter the name of the group you are looking for and we will tell you if we carry it. You can also enter generic keywords to find newsgroups by topic such as […]

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