Several Usenet providers will be celebrating a new milestone this week. As UseNetServer, Newshosting, NewsDemon, Astraweb, ThunderNews and more pass 1,500 days of binary retention. We join other Usenet fans in celebrating the industry leaders that continue to grow retention and innovate their services. Remember that not so long ago we were discussing retention in terms of days. Now we’re over four years of binary retention and growing. You can enjoy unlimited Usenet access with free extras for just $10 a month.
We now have access to over four years years of binary Usenet posts. At 1,500 days you can access newsgroup posts from over 4 years ago. As 1,500 days ago was August of 2008. Back then the highest retention to be found was 240 days, which works out to around 8 months. Now we can all explore over 49 months of Usenet posts for a fraction of the 2008 price of new server access.
The quality offered by leading Usenet providers has also progressed since 2008. Back then providers offered unlimited Usenet for $20-$30 a month. Fast forward to 2012 and the price is half that much. Not only has the cost dropped significantly. The services have brought many innovations. Including better performance and additional features like newsreaders, search engines and online storage. All for under $10 a month.
We look forward to celebrating again in 100 days as Usenet hits 1,600 days of binary retention. That mark will be surpassed around the end of the year. Until then continue enjoying the best Usenet has to offer. Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet. Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest offers.