>Just doing a little survey to see how many isp's cap their news
>servers. It seems now that Pacbell is capping at 128kbps, that's right
>twice the speed of a 56k modem. I would like to know if this is a
>common practice or just Pacbell. Input would be appreciated.
Bell Atlantic user here, in Norfolk, *ia.
I get full speed (640 KB/s down) from the BA news server. I'm very
satisfied with the performance.
There WAS a recent period of 4 or 5 days or so when the server was
considerably slower, but they fixed it.
Newsgroup retention in some of the binary groups is not as long as I'd
like, AT&T is much better in that respect, but it's tolerable.