|Usenet, or the Newsgroups, has been a part of the Internet since the late 1970′s. It also happens to be one of the oldest methods of sharing information and files.|
Verizon has long been known for being one of the better Newsgroup providers. In the past, it has kept an extensive collection of Binary newsgroups. Binary Newsgroups are the most coveted by file seekers looking for the latest DVD rips, X-Box/console games, mp3s and theatrical releases.
Citing bandwidth concerns, Verizon has stated that it will be removing several popular binary Newsgroups. You can read Verizon’s statement on BroadBand Reports.com.
Due to extremely large growth in the Usenet service feed, we will be
removing eight (8) high-volume Usenet News Groups from our service tonight, February 12th, at 7:00 PM EST.
The following groups will be removed from our service:
In addition, we are immediately placing a temporary moratorium on the
creation of any new binary News Groups on our service.
We hope this will be a temporary condition. Over the coming weeks, we will be actively analyzing usage and feed data to determine an appropriate time to reinstate these groups.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Rick – Verizon News Administrator