I'll second the vote for Astraweb. If you post text and don't download a
lot of binaries, the 120 gig they give you for $25 will last you forever.
Access is consistently fast and reliable.
Their support staff was as helpful as they could be when I contacted them
about some trouble my former ISP* was causing.
*Wildblue users take note: If you get FAP'd NNTP access might not work
"The potential difference between the top and bottom of a tree is the
reason why all trees have to be grounded..." -- Bored Borg on
I'd recommend Agent Premium News (APN) which is the creator of Forte Agent
newsreader. I'm a heavy user, so I subscribe to their unlimited plan to
cover all contingencies, but they do have an array of smaller plan options
available. As to functionality, message retention times are excellent on
APN. They have a 30 day no risk trial period.
I've had good luck with newsguy.com, evidentally $24 or $60 a year depending
on whether you'd like 3 GB/month or 15GB/month.
I'm on the latter since when I enrolled they didn't offer the first choice.
Either way the cost is comparatively nothing compared to that of being a
I've been using APN for a few years and really like it.. About $3 a month for
fast servers, great retention and I haven't had any server down-time..
Has every newsgroup imaginable, including ABPW
Oh.. no ads, restrictions, etc....
Your internet connection provider does not have to be your ISP. Here we have
Comcast that handles the wires and our ISP is Earthlink. Earthlink provides
Giganews as part of their fee.
In the alternative, I'm sure an upstanding group like Verizon will rebate
part of your bill in return for the diminished service. With this rebate,
you can surely afford even the most robust newsserver.
Bellsouth did the same in June. I found the following server will
serve most, if not all, text-based Usenet needs.
It is free and you can use any newsgroup reader application.
There have been 12 responses.
AstraWeb received 4 votes.
Nothing else received more than 2 votes.
Since for $25, I probably get a lifetime supply (180 Gig) ands
includes binaries, looks like a winner.
Thanks for the help.
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