Easynews Offers VPN Access

The Easynews team just announced the addition of VPN access for their members.  New and existing customers can try the new VPN service for free.  Best of all Big Gig accounts will include VPN.  Members can add unlimited VPN to their Classic or Plus plan for just $2.99 a month.  That’s a great deal considering VPN normally costs in the $8-$10 a month range.  Sign up for a 14 day free trial of Easynews Usenet with VPN.

Easynews VPN

As you can see in the image above, Easynews offers an easy to use VPN client for Windows and Mac.  You can connect to any server with a single click.  Connect using OpenVPN, PPTP, or L2TP protocols.  There are several advantages to using a VPN.  For starters it will help protect your privacy and encrypt your data when online.  It will also help eliminate bandwidth throttling for Usenet and buffering from streaming services like Netflix.

The use of VPN has grown beyond privacy protection.  A good VPN like Easynews will help you access content and channels all over the world.  It helps eliminate geo-blocks.  That means you can watch multiple regions of Netflix content.  Watch BBC iPlayer from outside the UK.  Those are just a couple examples.  Last year a lot of people enjoyed World Cup coverage through a VPN.  Live sporting events are a great fit for VPN since so many channels try to geo-block based on the location of your IP address.

Let’s take a look at the countries in which Easynews hosts VPN servers:

  • The Easynews VPN network includes servers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Big Gig customers already have full access to the VPN service.  If you download heavily from Usenet and would like to have access to a web interface I highly recommend that plan.  Otherwise I would suggest starting with the Easynews Classic plan.  For $9.98 a month you can download 20 GB a month.  Step up to the Plus plan with 40 GB a month for $14.97.  You can add unlimited VPN to either plan for just $2.99 a month.  If you haven’t had a chance to try Easynews or want to check out their new VPN then I highly recommend signing up for their 14 day free trial.  Give the service a good test drive and let us know what you think @NewsgroupRevs.