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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Internode starts beta of a premium Usenet feed

According to this news, the Australian ISP Iternode has begun a public beta test of its new premium Usenet feed, allowing its customers to retrieve files and discussion with fewer missing parts. This service was started to provide a better Usenet access within Australia, avoiding the purchase of expensive accounts with US Usenet services.
According to the news:
Internode is attempting to tackle this by peering directly with wholesale Usenet provider Supernews in the US. By only retrieving articles that customers request and caching them in Australia, Internode CEO Simon Hackett believes the cost of the hardware can be offset with savings in bandwidth, so customers won't have to pay. "That is the theory, but in practice, well, we'll find out", he said.


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