Oh, I see Demon Internet are going to be shut down.

I was never a customer, but they have been around since the early days and always had a good reputation.

theregister.co.uk/2019/01/11/v

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Demon was in Holland years ago a quality ISP imho. In Holland this week it was in the news that KPN will get rid of the brand name xs4all, and two other names 😩 #demon #xs4all
theregister.co.uk/2019/01/11/v
"Exclusive Vodafone has confirmed it will shutter Demon Broadband, the pioneering Iron Age ISP ... Demon wasn't the UK's first ISP, but it was one of the first consumer dial-up internet service that enthusiasts in the UK experienced – back when we were feverishly excited about Gopher."

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what is a bit worrying is I'm fairly certain I was looking at a useful website on an xs4all.nl homepage quite recently (last few months).

What happens to all the content that is there, is anyone archiving it?

@vfrmedia @fitheach It is possible that the xs4all customer deleted it, or that the customer switched providers ? xs4all claims in a recent blog post (In Dutch lang.) that nothing will change for their customers. I find it unpleasant and unwanted that a former monopolist like KPN is able to buy so many other companies in the same league. Sad. blog.xs4all.nl/nieuwe-koers-kp #xs4all #kpn #ISP

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@Ajz @fitheach

I don't think the homepage is currently deleted (I need to check my bookmarks which are on a different computer to where I am), but was wondering what will happen to existing xs4all homepages (there seem to still be quite a few).

The same issue exists in all of Europe, the old PTT has the money, resources and experience in the business to take over anything they please, and the independent companies own former bosses *want* to sell (they aren't being forced to do that!)

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