theCubeNet Review : Unlimited & Block Usenet Access

Earlier this month theCubeNet launched.  Offering unlimited and speed limited Usenet access.  With monthly, quarterly and yearly plans.  In addition to a selection of non-expiring block Usenet accounts.  The speed metered plan is capped at 5 Mbits per second.  With high retention, free 256-bit SSL encryption, 50 connections and news servers in the US and Europe.  Term discounts bring the price down to $7.88/mo. on annual plans.

theCubeNet Review:

As with any new Usenet provider, theCubeNet will have to leap over some hurdles to get started.  Then  innovate as they grow to keep up with the competition.  Without the strong branding and name recognition of leading Usenet services like UseNetServer, Astraweb and NewsDemon, theCubeNet will need to make their mark on the industry.  A goal that is definitely achievable with the right mix of features and value.

Let’s dive into theCubeNet service and see what features and accounts they are currently offering.

theCubeNet Service Features:

  • 1,120 days of binary retention
  • Up to 50 simultaneous connections
  • Free 256-bit SSL encryption
  • News servers in the US and Europe

theCubeNet News Server Addresses:

  • US secure (SSL) –
  • EU secure (SSL) –
  • US non-SSL –
  • EU non-SSL –

theCubeNet Usenet Accounts:

  • Unlimited Usenet – $10.99 a month, $29.97 a quarter, $94.56 a year
  • Unlimited capped @ 5 Mbit/s – $8.99 a month
  • 25 GB block  – $6.99
  • 50 GB block – $10.99
  • 100 GB block – $14.99
  • 200 GB block – $19.99
  • 500 GB block – $49.99
  • 1,000 GB block – $88.99

As you can see theCubeNet offers term discounts on unlimited Usenet access.  With yearly accounts as low as $7.88 a month.  Their block plans are non-expiring.  Meaning you purchase a block of downloads to use whenever you see fit.  Without concern of expiration date.  The speed capped plan tops out at 5 Mbps.


We’re impressed by the wide assortment of Usenet plans offered by theCubeNet.  Most providers have unlimited and metered accounts at launch.  While theCubeNet seems very in tune with the market.  Offering unlimited Usenet with term discounts.  Along with a speed capped plan and non-expiring blocks.  As with any new service questions remain.  How will they perform over time?  Can you expect the same reliable service and responsive tech support that the larger providers offer?  Time will tell but we wish theCubeNet team the best.

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