Michael Leone on 8 Oct 2008 07:50:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Google groups, OT

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 10:27 AM, Andrew Libby <alibby@tangeis.com> wrote:
> The only issue there is that I didn't see my Comcast
> bill go down a penny when they shut off that service.

Correct, because Usenet was provided free of charge (or so they
think); it was a freebie that they "threw in" when you paid your
monthly fee (which is for conectivity). So discontinuing a free
service does not entitle you to a rate reduction. Your fees don't go
down, because your fees are for connectivity. Anything else is just
Comcast "being nice". :-)

Michael J. Leone, <mailto:turgon@mike-leone.com>

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