2014 Best Usenet Provider Awards

It’s time to update our 2014 Editor’s Choice Award winners.  The honorees include some of the best known and most popular Usenet providers in the world.  Those who frequent Newsgroup Reviews and our blog know that we update the awards post on a regular basis to keep up with changes in the market.  This time around we’re excited to share enhancements to some popular Usenet services and the addition of VPN packages.

Best Usenet Providers

You’ll notice that we celebrate the accomplishments of multiple newsgroup services with our Editors Choice Awards.  The reason is that we enjoy a number of Usenet providers and feel each offers an advantage over the others.  With criteria to include extra features, high retention, completion, performance, reliability and value.

Congratulations to all of our 2014 NGR Editor’s Choice Award winners.  We would like to thank each provider for their ongoing efforts in supporting the continued growth of Usenet.  The list of award recipients starts with Newshosting followed closely by UseNetServer, NewsDemon, Easynews, ThunderNews and Astraweb.

Let’s take a closer look at our 2014 NGR Editor’s Choice winners for “Best Usenet Providers“:

Newshosting – Usenet + Client with Search

Newhosting

Expect the best performance and premium features for a value from Newshosting.  Including unlimited Usenet downloads and free access to their popular Newshosting Usenet client.  A very nice addition!  Along with uncapped speeds and free 256-bit SSL encryption.  Connect to their North American or European servers and enjoy unlimited Usenet.  All for just $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year via our Newshosting NGR special.

Newshosting offers 1,990+ days of binary retention along with 1,400 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, Newshosting Usenet client, 256-bit SSL, uncapped speed and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of the Newshosting $9.99/mo. and $99.99/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.

UseNetServer – Usenet + Search

UseNetServer

UseNetServer provides an excellent mix of quality and value.  Since releasing their popular $10 unlimited Usenet special the service has grown rapidly.  UNS was always a staple in the industry but at $10 a month or $95.40 a year they’re really hard to pass up.  In addition to value, UseNetServer offers high retention and UNS Global Search.  Having a built-in Usenet search engine makes finding newsgroup content much easier.

UseNetServer offers 1,990+ days of binary retention along with two years of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 20 connections, uncapped speed and 24/7 live support.  Take advantage of the UNS $10/mo. and $95.40/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.

NewsDemon – Usenet + Online Storage

NewsDemon

NewsDemon presents their customers with a package of features in addition to quality Usenet access.  All unlimited NewsDemon members also receive a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader and free secure online storage.  All for just $10 a month.  They also have an account that includes VPN access for just $15 a month.  NewsDemon presents subscribers with a very good balance of features and value.

NewsDemon offers 1,990+ days of binary retention along with 1,400 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, online storage, News Rover and 24/7 tech support.  Take advantage of our NewsDemon $10 deal to save over 50% off unlimited Usenet.

Easynews – Web Usenet Interface

Easynews

Easynews has everything you could ask for in a Usenet service including web access.  A feature that sets them apart from our other award winners.  The Easynews web interface allows users to browse newsgroups and stream content without the need for a newsreader.  Simply open your favorite web browser.  With third party apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.  Easynews offers 1,900 days of NNTP retention if you want to connect via newsreader.  Web retention is over 1,300 days.  Take the new web interface for a test drive.

Easynews offers web Usenet access in addition to iPhone and Android apps.  Especially useful to those new to Usenet and others who would rather avoid the need for additional software.  Take advantage of the Easynews 14 day free trial and $9.95 unlimited NNTP offers.

ThunderNews – Usenet + Client + VPN

ThunderNews

ThunderNews has grown into one of our favorite Usenet providers by adding features to their Usenet service.  They start with unlimited Usenet access and a free registered copy of News Rover client for just $9.95 a month or $96 a year.  Those who want VPN access can get the whole package with newsgroup and unlimited VPN for just $12.99 a month.  Thanks to their team for offering our readers the special discounts.

ThunderNews offers 1,990+ days of binary retention and 1,265 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, News Rover and 24/7 support for just $9.95 a month.  Add unlimited VPN and pay just $12.99 a month for the full package.

Astraweb – Usenet-Only Access

Astraweb

Anyone who has been around Usenet the last few years has undoubtedly heard of Astraweb.  A mix of high retention and value is the service’s claim to fame.  Astraweb was the first major Usenet provider to drop in price to $11 a month.  Since then several provider’s have lowered prices into the $10-$11 range.  Even so the service remains a popular choice among Usenet fans.  However it lacks the extra features of our other award winners.

Astraweb offers 1,990+ days of binary retention along with 1,095 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 20 connections, uncapped speeds and 99% completion for $11 a month.  Take advantage of the Astraweb $11/mo. and $96/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2014 Editor’s Choice Awards for the best Usenet providers.  Please help us recognize and congratulate the winners for their accomplishments.  We look forward to the year ahead.

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