Usenet.net has been providing Usenet newsgroup access since 2004. During my
testing I was very pleased to see that they have transfer speeds, article retention and article completion that
is close to that of some of the Tier-1 providers I have reviewed in the past.
24/7 Support - Usetnet.net provides 24/7 support coverage, so you never have to wait until Monday to call when you have problems.
Days Retention - Usenet.net has some of the longest binary retention times even rivaling some of the Tier-1 providers claims.
Download Speed - Usenet.net has unlimited download speeds. During my testing I was able to completely saturate my internet connection while downloading an approximately 4GB binary from their servers.
Alternate Ports - Usenet.net allows users to connect to their servers on multiple ports to help avoid bandwidth throttling by a users ISP, or on rare occasions, complete blocking of Usenet Servers by an ISP. Un-encrypted connections are possible on ports 23(telnet), 80(http) and 119(nntp). Encrypted access is available on ports 443(https) and 563(nntps).
Server Farms - Usenet.net has server farms in the USA, Europe and Asia. Users can connect to various servers to figure out which provides the fastest download speeds.
Downloads - Usenet.net does not track which articles you are downloading from their Usenet servers
Newsgroups - Usenet.net does not track what newsgroups you are accessing
256-bit SSL Encryption - Usenet.net provides encrypted connections using 256-bit SSL as part of their Secure account. SSL Encryption prevents your ISP from being able to tell what newsgroups and/or articles you are viewing
There are some things about their service which might be a concern to some users. However, none of them really detract from the quality of the service.
|No article posting||Many users never post to usenet, but those that want to will need to use another provider|
|No Newsreader Provided||24x7 support is available to help with some configuration issues.|