2017 Best Usenet Provider Awards

We’re excited to share our 2017 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 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.

2017 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 2017 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, Easynews, Eweka, and Supernews.

Let’s take a closer look at our 2017 NGR Editor’s Choice winners for “Best Usenet Providers“:

Newshosting – Usenet + VPN + Client with Search

Newshosting Special

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 (with VPN) via our NGR special.

Newshosting offers 3,000+ 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 + VPN + Search

UseNetServer Special

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.  Those who sign up for the UNS $95 a year deal also receive free unlimited VPN access.

UseNetServer offers 3,000+ 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.

Easynews – Web Usenet Interface

Easynews Web Usenet

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 3,000 days of NNTP retention if you want to connect via newsreader.  Web retention is over 2,600 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.

Eweka – European Usenet Access

Eweka Special

Eweka is our favorite Dutch Usenet provider.  You will be hard pressed to find a better European newsgroup service.  They offer the highest retention in the region along with high speed downloads.  You will need to have a Dutch IP address to sign up.  You can use a VPN to subscribe to the service.  After you sign up you can connect to their servers from anywhere in the world.  Eweka is perhaps the best kept secret in Usenet.

Eweka offers 3,000+ days of binary retention and 1,265 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 100 Mbps speeds, and 24/7 support for just €7,50 a month.  The special also includes a free upgrade to 100 Mbit which normally costs an extra €2,10 a month.

Supernews – Usenet Only Access

Supernews Special

Supernews was one of the first Usenet providers in the market.  I remember using their service along with Newsguy in the late 90’s.  That may seem like a long time ago but Supernews remains one of the top names in the industry.  The newspaper man is back with a good value on Usenet access.  The only difference is that Supernews doesn’t include extras like software and VPN.  Otherwise the quality is excellent.

Supernews offers 2,350+ days of binary retention along with 4,500 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet, 256-bit SSL, 30 connections, and 24/7 tech support.  Take advantage of our Supernews deal and sign up for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr. and enjoy unlimited Usenet access.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2017 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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ThunderNews Review : 2012 Editors Choice

Congratulations to ThunderNews for taking home a Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) 2012 Editors Choice award.  ThunderNews is a full service Usenet provider.  Offering all subscribers a licensed copy of News Rover newsreader.  So if you’re new to Usenet they can save you the cost of a newsreader client.  Their $10.49 Usenet special helped ThunderNews earn a spot in our list of this year’s best Usenet providers.  Newsgroup Reviews blog visitors can enjoy unlimited Usenet access for just $10.49 a month.

ThunderNews made their way into our Editors Choice list a few months ago.  Offering a mix of high retention, reliability, speed and free newsgroup client.  ThunderNews includes a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader.  Customers can always download the latest version of News Rover from the ThuunderNews website.  NGR visitors enjoy unlimited ThunderNews Usenet access for just $10.49 a month.  A 50% savings.

ThunderNews offers 1,250 days of binary retention along with 1,265 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, News Rover and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of our ThunderNews 50% discount and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $10.49 a month.

Newshosting Review : 2012 Editors Choice

Congratulations to Newshosting for taking home a Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) 2012 Editors Choice award.  We’ve enjoyed Newshosting for years now.  With high-quality newsgroup servers in both the US and Europe.  Last year Newshosting is running a great promotion.  Offering their lowest price ever.  The $9.99 Usenet special helped Newshosting earn a spot in our list of the best Usenet providers.  NGR visitors can enjoy NH unlimited Usenet access and their free newsreader with Usenet search for just $9.99 a month or $99 a year.

Newhosting first made our award list in 2011 when they rolled out the best discount ever for their service.  Offering unlimited newsgroup access with 30 connections and free 256-bit SSL encryption for only $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. Since then they also released a new Usenet client that is available free for all members.  A great addition!  Newshosting has been around a long time and is known for quality and reliability.

Newshosting offers 1,250+ 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.

Astraweb Review : 2012 Editors Choice

Congratulations to Astraweb for taking home a Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) 2012 Editors Choice award.  Anyone who has been around the Usenet awhile knows the impact Astraweb has made over the last couple years.  Their $11 Usenet special propelled them into one of the best Usenet providers.  Since then a number of services have lowered prices below Astraweb but they continue to be a favorite of many users.  NGR visitors can enjoy unlimited DSL access for just $11 a month or $96 a year.

Astraweb offers a mix of high retention and value.  That’s the service’s claim to fame.  Astraweb was the first major Usenet provider to drop in price to $11 a month.  That was a couple years ago.  Since then a number of top provider’s have lowered prices into the $10-$11 range.  Astraweb still remains a very popular choice for Usenet enthusiasts.  With a very loyal following they continue to grow.

Astraweb offers 1,250 days of binary retention along with 1,095 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 20 connections, uncapped speeds and good completion for $11 a month.  Take advantage of the Astraweb $11/mo. and $96/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.

Giganews Review : 2011 Editors Choice

Congratulations to Giganews for taking home a NewsgroupReviews (NGR) 2011 Editors Choice award.  Not a big surprise to most Usenet fans as Giganews has been one of the best Usenet providers for years now.  The last couple years have seen the industry competing on price.  With the exception of a couple special offers Giganews has gone another direction.  With a focus on innovation.  Continuing to offer the best quality of service along with free unlimited VyprVPN access and Mimo Usenet browser for Diamond members.  New customers can enjoy a 14 day free Giganews trial and 50% off the first month of Diamond access.

The Giganews brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and world class support.  Giganews latest innovations include VyprVPN and Mimo newsreader.  VyprVPN offers Diamond members free VPN to help secure their online privacy.  Mimo Usenet Browser is also free for Diamond subscribers and includes a Usenet search feature.  Giganews continues to lead the industry in retention.  With speed, reliability and support to match their premium Usenet offerings.

Giganews offers 900 days of binary retention along with 2,760 days of text posts.  Diamond members enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, speeds in excess of 1000 Mbps, unlimited VyprVPN,  Mimo Usenet Browser and 24/7 technical support.  New customers can also take advantage of their 14 day free trial and 50% off the first month of Diamond service.

NewsDemon Review : 2012 Editors Choice

Congratulations to NewsDemon who recently received a Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) 2012 Editor’s Choice award.  NewsDemon goes out of their way to offer the best possible Usenet experience to their members.  With a free licensed copy of News Rover newsreader for all customers and 30 GB of online storage with unlimited accounts.  NGR visitors enjoy unlimited Usenet with all the extras for just $9.99 a month, a 50% discount.

NewsDemon is similar to Giganews in that they present customers with a wide range of features in addition to quality Usenet access.  As mentioned above all unlimited NewsDemon subscribers can download a free registered copy of News Rover newsreader and enjoy 30 GB of free online storage.  All for just $9.99 a month for the life of the account.  NewsDemon presents subscribers with a great balance of features and value.

NewsDemon offers 1,250 days of binary retention along with 1,400 days of text posts.  Members enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 50 connections, online storage, News Rover and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of our NewsDemon $9.99 deal for 50% off their best Usenet package.

UseNetServer Review : 2012 Editors Choice

Congratulations to UseNetServer who recently received top honors in our Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) 2012 Editor’s Choice awards.  UNS has been a Usenet fan favorite for some time now based on the speed and reliability of the service.  Not to mention their $10 a month unlimited Usenet special with free Usenet search is hard to beat.  Add their second offer – $95 a year – and UseNetServer is the best deal in Usenet.

UseNetServer has always been one of the top Usenet providers.  An NGR fan favorite over the last few years.  Since they released the $10 unlimited Usenet special in the Summer of 2009.  The service was always very good and at $10 a month or $95.40 a year more and more newsgroup users are enjoying UNS.  In addition to value UseNetServer offers high retention, fast connections and reliable service.  Along with their UNS Global Search feature.  Having a built-in Usenet search engine makes finding newsgroup content much easier.

UseNetServer offers 1,250 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.

Supernews Review : 2011 Editors Choice

Congratulations to Supernews for taking home a NewsgroupReviews (NGR) 2011 Editors Choice award.  Anyone who has been around the Usenet community knows that Supernews had a reputation as one of the best Usenet providers.  Over the last year and a half they have reclaimed that spot by steadily increasing retention while lowering price.  Offering our visitors $9.99 unlimited Usenet access was icing on the cake.

Supernews has everything you could ask for in a pure Usenet offering.  Including high retention (800 days), excellent performance, near perfect completion and solid reliability.  There an no extras like VPN, newsreader or storage included.  Just pure unlimited Usenet.  Supernews recently increased retention to 800 days and we anticipate more growth in the future.  Newsgroup Reviews visitors can enjoy $9.99 unlimited Usenet.  With 800 days retention and high service levels Supernews is sure to continue it’s run this year.

Supernews offers 800 days of binary retention along with 1,000 days of text posts.  Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, 256-bit SSL, 30 connections, 1000 Mbps speeds, near perfect completion and 24/7 support.  Take advantage of the Supernews $9.99 unlimited Usenet offer.