This week a number of leading Usenet providers hit a new milestone. As services like UseNetServer, Newshosting, NewsDemon and Astraweb cross 1,300 days of binary retention. We join in celebrating all the Usenet services who continue to grow retention and innovate in other ways. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago we were discussing retention in terms of days. Now we’re getting closer and closer to four years of binary retention! Better yet you can enjoy unlimited Usenet access with free extras for just $10 a month.
You now have access to over three and a half years of binary newsgroup posts. At 1,300 days you can access newsgroup posts from 3 years and 7 months ago. As 1,300 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 42 months of Usenet posts for a fraction of the 2008 price of newsgroup access.
The quality and value offered by Usenet services 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 faster speeds and additional features like newsreaders, Usenet search and online storage. All for under $10 a month.
We look forward to celebrating again in 100 days as Usenet hits 1,400 days of binary retention. It won’t be too much longer before they surpass 4 years of retention. 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.