Usenet + Free Extras:
1. Newshosting - $9.99
2. UseNetServer - $10.00
3. NewsDemon - $10.00
1. Easynews - $9.95
2. Astraweb - $11.00
3. ThunderNews - $10.49
Annual Usenet Offers:
1. Newshosting - $99
2. UseNetServer - $95
3. Astraweb - $96
2013 Editors' Choice Winner
- 1,937 days binary retention
Astraweb has been around for awhile but their special promotions really put them on the map. We didn't jump on the bandwagon early on as we wanted to see if reliability would become as issue as it has for some other vendors. So far the service level is good. Retention is currently at 1,937 days and continues to grow on a daily basis.
Astraweb has news servers in the United States and Europe for maximum performance. Each offers up to 20 simultaneous connections for unlimited accounts and 50 for blocks. Enjoy free SSL with any Astraweb account along with alternate ports in case your ISP throttles bandwidth. See our Astraweb servers / ports table for more details.
As we mentioned previously Astraweb is currently at 1,937 days binary retention and continuing to grow. This puts them right among the highest retention numbers in the industry.
Astraweb offers online support. We can't speak from experience as to how long it takes for feedback from support as we never had issues with the service. We've heard that they don't always respond on weekends.
- All three special offerss listed below are recurring discounts.
- Special - unlimited DSL for $11 a month (more details)
- Special - unlimited DSL $15 for 2 months (more details)
- Special - unlimited DSL for $96 a year (more details)
- unlimited - $10 a month (1 Mbps rate limit)
- unlimited DSL - $15 a month (no speed limit)
- unlimited DSL - $39 for 3 months (no speed limit)
Astraweb also offers block accounts which they refer to as pay-by-download plans. Each includes features like free SSL and up to 50 connections. Their blocks have no time limits so you don't have to worry about them ever expiring. Astraweb offers 25 GB for $10, 180 GB for $25 and 1000 GB for $50. They are good as a backup and for fills.
The latest promotion from Astraweb includes two months of unlimited DSL access for $15 (see link above). That's quite a value. It's actually cheaper than their $96/yr special. If you want extras like a Usenet client, search engine or storage then UNS, Newshosting or NewsDemon may be a better fit. However, if you're just looking for Usenet access then Astraweb has you covered. Especially for $15 every two months.