"We're going to stop offering our subscribers newsgroups," said Alex Dudley, a spokesman for Time Warner Cable. "Some of the early press on this indicated we were going to block certain Web sites. We're not going to do that."
This is nothing more than a feel good headline for Time Warner. 'See guys, we did our part to save the children.'
No, these are the bandwidth hogs that ISPs love. When they're downloading with NNTP from an ISP's server, they're not incurring a single byte of bandwidth beyond the ISP's perimeter.
People are still using Usenet? What year is it?
Although, a lot of discussion seems to be taking place on IRC (freenode in particular) these days as well.
/me ducks for cover.