Wide Open West – WOW – Drops Free Usenet

Wide Open West, also known as WOW, is discontinuing their Usenet service on November 1, 2011.  As with most other ISP’s that offer access to newsgroups, the WOW team had partnered with a leading provider to give customers limited access to Usenet.  Members would connect to news.wowway.com and download up to 5 GB a month.  Starting tomorrow, November 1, 2011 the Usenet service will be discontinued.  Those seeking alternatives will find some excellent options including unlimited Usenet for under $10 a month.

WOW certainly isn’t the first ISP to drop free Usenet.  Like many others in the past, WOW customers will be looking for solid alternatives.  There are several Usenet providers who offer fast, reliable service at a good price.  Along with free value-added features like newsreaders, Usenet search and online storage.  Here are a few of our favorites along with special discount offers available to WOW customers seeking Usenet access:

All the services we’re about to list are leaders in the industry.  Meaning they all offer high retention (well over 3 years), SSL encryption, good performance and reliable newsgroup downloads.

Newshosting – Unlimited Usenet + Client for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.

We list Newshosting first because they offer a really cool Usenet client free of charge.  With the Newshosting client you can search for newsgroup content, preview and download.  The newsreader will even take care of repairs and extracting files.  Best of all you can enjoy unlimited Usenet access with all the bells and whistles for just $9.99 a month or $99 a year.

UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet + Search for $10/mo. or $95/yr.

UseNetServer is another excellent choice for Usenet access.  They offer members unlimited newsgroup access with UNS global search (a Usenet search engine) along with high retention and free SSL encryption.  Enjoy unlimited Usenet downloads for just $10 a month.  The UseNetServer (UNS) $10 a month and $95 yearly Usenet specials are both excellent values.

NewsDemon – Unlimited Usenet + Client + Storage for $9.99

NewsDemon is another leading Usenet service that we’re quite fond of.  They offer a wide assortment of value-added features along with unlimited Usenet.  Starting with a free licensed copy of News Rover newsreader.  In addition members enjoy 30 GB of free online storage from StorageNinja.  Along with high retention and free SSL for just $9.99 a month.

If you would like to learn more about newsgroups or compare Usenet providers then head over to our main site – NewsgroupReviews.com.  There we review well over 100 Usenet services along with newsreader downloads and tutorials.  Follow us on Twitter @NewsgroupRevs for the latest news and special offers.