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AT&T Starting Data Caps in May

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 […]

Virgin Media Imposes Download Limits

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 […]

Usenet Science Newsgroups

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 […]

Usenet Newsgroup Search

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 have it. You can also enter generic keywords to find newsgroups by topic such as […]

PayPal Now Accepted

Sign Up for Fast Usenet With PayPal Fast Usenet has added the option to pay using PayPal’s secure payment system. Over 95 million users around the World trust PayPal to handle their daily online transactions. You can now sign up for one of our great plans or take advantage of our free trial using your […]

Newsgroup Moderators

Who are the Newsgroup Moderators? Newsgroup moderators are usually energetically active Usenet members who donate their time and efforts to moderating certain groups that they are interested in. You can think of a Usenet/newsgroup moderator as a newsgroup administrator. This person regulates the content of the newsgroup and decides what goes in it and what […]

Usenet History Lesson

The History of Usenet Usenet started in the late 1970s in North Carolina. It was created by two Duke students who wanted to try to hook two computers together using UNIX. Another student at the University of North Carolina wrote the first newsreader in 1980. In 1981, a student at Berkeley wrote another version of […]

Usenet Providers

What is a Usenet Provider? Usenet Providers are companies that are in the business of offering access to the Usenet to commercial customers (often called resellers) and individual customers like you. There are many providers in the industry to choose from. We recommend Fastusenet.org as a providers that offer high quality, great completion, and outstanding […]

Usenet Newsgroup FAQ

Usenet Frequently Asked Questions Some Usenet newsgroups have what is known as a charter or F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions). This file contains a list of rules for that newsgroup stating what types of posts are acceptable in the group. A group’s charter or FAQ is the written policy of either the group’s creator or of […]

Usenet Newsgroup Data Feeds

What Are Newsgroup Feeds? Newsgroup Feeds are just another way to name the articles that circulate in Usenet, the huge online community that contains files and discussions you can’t find elsewhere on the Internet. They are called feeds because the news servers that host Usenet are fed with those articles by many Usenet providers around […]

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