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Old June 1st 09, 12:13 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
tg
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Can anyone recommend a decent isp?
I'm in the UK on adsl broadband and I'd like a monthly contract with
proper 'english bloke' support and full usenet access (text and binary)
with good download speed.
I used to be with zen and they were great but they recently discontinued
binary usenet access. So then I tried eclipse but their newsgroup feed
is so bad it's a waste of time having it.
There's got to be a good ISP out there somewhere.
thanks for any recommendations.





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Old June 1st 09, 12:33 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
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On 01/06/2009 in message
tg wrote:

Can anyone recommend a decent isp?
I'm in the UK on adsl broadband and I'd like a monthly contract with
proper 'english bloke' support and full usenet access (text and binary)
with good download speed.
I used to be with zen and they were great but they recently discontinued
binary usenet access. So then I tried eclipse but their newsgroup feed
is so bad it's a waste of time having it.
There's got to be a good ISP out there somewhere.
thanks for any recommendations.


Wouldn't you be better off splitting your ISP/Usenet provider?

That way you can go with the best of both.

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Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
If you ever find something you like buy a lifetime supply because they
will stop making it
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Old June 1st 09, 12:43 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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tg wrote:

Can anyone recommend a decent isp?


IDNet. Essentially flawless but not CHEAP but neither especially expensive.

Graham

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Old June 1st 09, 12:46 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
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tg wrote:

I used to be with zen and they were great but they recently discontinued
binary usenet access.


Don't judge an ISP by newsgroup access. It's like throwing out the baby with
the bathwater. Get a proper news account. They can be VERY inexpensive. I
currently use astraweb.com, probably the least expensive out there.

Graham

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Old June 1st 09, 07:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,alt.internet.providers.uk
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On 1-Jun-2009, Eeyore wrote:

I used to be with zen and they were great but they recently discontinued
binary usenet access.


Don't judge an ISP by newsgroup access. It's like throwing out the baby
with
the bathwater. Get a proper news account. They can be VERY inexpensive. I
currently use astraweb.com, probably the least expensive out there.


I'm with Zen, excellent speed, reliability, and although I haven't needed
it, apparently English speaking support.
For usenet I use
http://usenet-news.net/
Cheap, I don't need binaries, but note
"Long binary retention, ~276 days**, and growing towards 400+ days!!,
and high completion rate, 99%+. "
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Old June 1st 09, 10:14 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
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"Eeyore" wrote in message
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tg wrote:

Can anyone recommend a decent isp?


IDNet. Essentially flawless but not CHEAP but neither especially
expensive.


thanks for the referral. Do IDNet do full newgroup access? I couldn't
find any info about this at their site. If they do, what's the (Usenet)
speed like?


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Old June 1st 09, 10:21 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
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"Gordon Henderson" wrote in message
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In article ,
tg wrote:

It's becoming increasingly harder and harder for one ISP to be a
master
of all trades these days... Far better to split up your functions,
but do be prepared to pay a little more for the increased quality.


yeah I've noticed how ISP's are now dropping newsgroups from their
service. Soon none of them will do usenet access. Such a shame.


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Old June 1st 09, 10:23 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
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"Jeff Gaines" wrote in message
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On 01/06/2009 in message
tg wrote:


Wouldn't you be better off splitting your ISP/Usenet provider?

That way you can go with the best of both.


true in principle but then I'm not made of money so price does come into
it. I simply can't afford to pay the higher costs for business-level
service AND more for usenet access.



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Old June 1st 09, 11:11 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
The Natural Philosopher
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tg wrote:
"Eeyore" wrote in message
...

tg wrote:

Can anyone recommend a decent isp?

IDNet. Essentially flawless but not CHEAP but neither especially
expensive.


thanks for the referral. Do IDNet do full newgroup access? I couldn't
find any info about this at their site. If they do, what's the (Usenet)
speed like?


No, they deliberately don't do that, probably on the principle that its
a minority interest, and its better to spend money on what most people
want (reliable well supported IP connectivity) than on a 'free' feature
than few will use, and only a few abuse to the point where it all
becomes unserviceable.

If you want high speed binary usenet, pay extra for it and get the
service you pay for. Its become a VERY specialised service, and a very
expensive one to provide.



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Old June 1st 09, 11:12 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.telecom.broadband
The Natural Philosopher
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tg wrote:
"Jeff Gaines" wrote in message
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On 01/06/2009 in message
tg wrote:


Wouldn't you be better off splitting your ISP/Usenet provider?

That way you can go with the best of both.


true in principle but then I'm not made of money so price does come into
it. I simply can't afford to pay the higher costs for business-level
service AND more for usenet access.


So who do you expect to pay for it on your behalf then?



 




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