uunet ends newsfeed/newsreader in US

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 17:13:15 CDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Henry Yen <henry at aegisinfosys.com> wrote:
> uunet/vzb "will terminate its United States Newsreader and Newsfeed
> services on March 31, 2012, with no plans to offer a replacement, and
> any content/data remaining after that date will be unrecoverably deleted".
> does anyone on NANOG have any thoughtful comments on this?

This is really about: "What do our customers pay for?" more than
anything else. Keeping 12 diablo servers running for the zero actual
customers who use them is ... patently a waste of assets.

one server is ~1 sun-something + 1 large disk-array (at least)... so
there's some significant savings in power and network ports alone.

plus, Verizon is a Cellular carrier, just look at all of the
advertisements you see for them, ever seen an "internet" add? or
"usenet" ? (fios doesn't count as it's a move by VZ back to
monopoly-carrier status, not "internet")

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