Astraweb Crosses 3 Years of Binary Retention

We salute Astraweb in our final celebration of the week.  As they recently passed three years (1.095 days) of binary retention.  Like other leading Usenet providers, Astraweb shows no signs of slowing down.  They continue to increase retention on a daily basis.  The service became wildly popular a few years ago after launching the first big Usenet special to hit the market.  Offering unlimited Usenet access for $11 a month and then later adding an option for $96 a year.  Both promotions continue to be very popular choices.

What makes Astraweb so darn popular?  They built up a strong following after launching the $11 special.  Those loyal to the service are often vocal in forums.  Appreciative of Astraweb’s early efforts which some would argue have led to the low prices we currently see in the market.  As Usenet fans and customers we would certainly agree that Astraweb and a few other leading providers have helped make Usenet even more popular.

What you see in the image above is pretty much what you get from Astraweb.  With 1,095+ days of binary retention, 99% completion, 20 connections and SSL encryption.  The Astraweb $11 special includes unlimited downloads at uncapped speeds.  Though they provide 20 connections we don’t need anywhere close to that to max a 25 Mbps cable line.  From time to time Astraweb will experience completion issues.  As happened a few weeks ago.  Overall though the service is very good.  With high marks for completion and value.

Astraweb shines as a pure Usenet service.  While others offer value-added features (Usenet clients, storage, web access, VPN, etc) Astraweb focuses on Usenet-only access.  The extras offered by providers like UseNetServer (search), Newshosting (newsreader) and NewsDemon (storage) have certainly made the landscape more competitive.  Especially considering all of those services offer specials priced below Astraweb.  What will that mean in the long term?  Will Astraweb join in on the extra features?  Will the Astraweb faithful continue to tout the quality and value of the service?  We’ll definitely continue to help spread the word.

Read our Astraweb review to learn more about the service or sign up for the $11/mo. or $96/yr. specials and enjoy unlimited Usenet access.  Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest Usenet news and special offers.

Astraweb Hits 1,000 Days Binary Retention

On Friday, May 13th, Astraweb hit a new milestone.  As they achieved 1,000 days of binary retention.  Astraweb is now at 1,002 days of retention and growing daily.  As are a number of other top Usenet providers including UseNetServer and Newshosting.  Astraweb made it’s mark a few years ago with their $11 unlimited deal.  While others have matched and even beat the price (best Usenet deals), Astraweb continues to be a favorite among many Usenet fans.  Take advantage of their $11/mo. and $96/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.

As you can see from the image above Astraweb now offers 1,000+ days of binary retention along with 99% completion rate, 20 connections and 256-bit SSL encryption.  With access to news servers in the US and Europe.  While Astraweb DSL accounts (unlimited, uncapped speed) are normally $15 a month they are currently offering a special price of $11 a month or $96 a year for life.  Meaning the price will never increase.  If you’re connection is slower they also offer an unlimited account that caps speed at 5 Mbit/s for $10 a month.

Astraweb Hits 600 Days Binary Retention

Congratulations to Astraweb who just reached 600 days of binary retention.

Astraweb continues to offer $11 unlimited Usenet access.  Visit our Astraweb $11 special page for more details.

Here are some highlights of the Unlimied DSL account:
– $11/mo. unlimited Usenet access for life!
– 600 days binary retention
– 1,095 days text retention
– 99% completion rate
– 20 connections
– free SSL encryption

To learn more read our Astraweb review or sign up and start downloading in minutes.