Cox Discontinuing Newsgroup Service On June 30th

According to numerous tweets and a Cox support page, Cox will be discontinuing newsgroup service on June 30th.

Note from support page:

Note: Effective June 30, 2010, Newsgroup service will no longer be offered as part of the Cox High Speed Internet service.

Customers are often confused as to the impact of their ISP dropping newsgroup access.  It doesn’t stop you from choosing your own Usenet provider.  Instead it means Cox won’t offer the service for free anymore.  They aren’t looking to block newsgroups.  They just aren’t offering them free to customers beginning June 30th.

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