A little more detail on the speed of the connection I get from Giganews Usenet; I am located in Independence, MO
just outside Kansas City, I have a Comcast business class connection and I used the Newsgroup Download Speed Test
on the link I gave above.
Looking at my search page you can see that I get
comparable active file transfer speed from Giganews Usenet as I get from "MY SERVER" which is literally sitting
6-inches away on a GigE connection. I hope this is just because of the old 486 machine that I am running news
on, and the large number of peers it connects to, and not a reflection of my networks actual performance. Either
way, the connection speed from Giganews Usenet is impressive.
Giganews Usenet has consistently added new services and features, many that are
available to all users and some which come free to Diamond account members. Features added in just the past few
VyprVPN - a secure, encrypted internet connection that
protects your privacy. VyprVPN is free to Diamond account users, or available for separate purchase from the
developer, GoldenFrog. Versions are available for Windows, Mac, Linux,
iPhone/iPad/iTouch and Android operating systems.
Giganews Accelerator - provides header compression for
improved download speeds and 256-bit SSL encryption for all
accounts. This provides what I call "poor man's privacy" for your account, ie. encryption prevents
your ISP from seeing what groups you are downloading from, etc. However, it is still possible for your ISP
to know what sites and/or what services (HTTP/S, NNTP/S, etc) you are using from those sites, which they can
use for various things including throttling your connection speeds.
MIMO Browser - a full usenet browser with built-in support
for RAR and PAR files, threaded message reading and image viewing. It also has an integrated search feature,
built-in Giganews Accelerator and has been optimized to deal with Giganews'
large retention time and article count. MIMO is free to Diamond account users and, unlike most other usenet
browsers on the market, this one is still under active development.
Online Storage - Giganews Usenet has developed an
online storage service called Dump Truck. Dump Truck utilizes their impressive distributed storage
architecture that currently provides access to NNTP and the service is included with all accounts.