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Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

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Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

We've been assured many times that our old product was not suitable for things like p2p and newsgroups. Eventually after almost 3 years we've caved in and upgraded to unlimited.
So why is access to the embarcadero newsgroups (codegear.com) so slow?
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scootie
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

the network at the moment is still in plan b config  http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1255451646.htm
all thoe if your speed problem was before the date of the service status it most likely isnt the cause
tobykim
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

Any idea when we're coming off plan B I thought it was only in place for the MS updates and that was last Tuesday is there a problem somewhere?
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

On Wednesday, the unofficial word was that Plusnet would be returning to normal operation some time today.
scootie
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

belive they kepted the plan b in place due to the network being unblanced http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1255517583.htm
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

So the bottom line is that PN have told us newsgroup access would be better on unlimited and instead they've made it almost impossible to use.
I really can't believe this ISP anymore.
Plus, if this doesn't improve then we want to go back to our old package.
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Heloman
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

I have no problem with text newsgroups (either usenet or private groups) which are virtually instantaneous. And I'm on the old speed-limited BBYW1. So presumably you are talking about a binary Ng?  Embarcadero newsgroups are not exactly mainstream.
So what speeds are you getting that cause it to be "almost impossible to use"?
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/quality_broadband/speed.shtml
tobykim
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Re: Unlimited: Newsgroup access even slower!

Looks like it'll be Monday now when more capacity is added  http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1255723754.htm