Map of Usenet 2.0
Usenet is a totally decentralized network on which all the Usenet servers are linked between each other. There are many different Usenet backbones and when a user uploads a post or file to Usenet, it propagates across all backbones owned by different companies.
The red entities are the leading companies, the backbones: UNS Holdings - Base IP - Eweka - Tweaknews - XSnews - Usenet.Farm - UsenetExpress - Altopia - Giganews
A backbone can have multiple entries for different locations. The best Backbone is UNS Holdings which owns and operates systems in the United States, Netherlands, and Germany.
The Blue entities are Tier-1 Providers (Back-end Usenet Providers). Tier-1 Providers are up-stream providers. They have their own servers, control their network themselves and sell on part of their network to resellers.
Very often, a backbone and a Tier-1 Provider are one and the same
The Grey entities are Reselers. A Usenet reseller runs their own usenet service without having dedicated servers. They buy gigabytes from a backbone and sell it on to customers.
|What does this map mean to the useneter?:
This map is good as a general guide. This map makes it easy to see which backbones are used by your Usenet Service Provider. This is to hopefully understand more about which backbones they source their data from.
If a person wants to maximize the use of different providers to capture missing part. This is an important point to understand: if a file is missed from one backbone, it may exist on another. Pick an unlimited account on one backbone and have block accounts to fill in missing articles from other backbones.
We always advise using Newshosting as a primary server since they operate server farms located in the US and Europe (Netherlands + Germany).
Plug into Newshosting a Block account (Make sure the block account has a different backbone server than your main account) as a backup and, if your main provider is missing a part of a binary file, it'll download it from there instead.
Secondary account should be a block account, a backup block account improves completion. Suggestions on best block providers:
- Main Provider: Newshosting Unlimited (BACKBONE: NEWSHOSTING - 3700 Days Retention). Your unlimited should have you covered for 95% of what you want with a good NZB Site
- Block Provider: Tweaknews 100 GB Block - 13 € (BACKBONE: Tweaknews - 2500 Days Retention). I will recommend you Tweaknews, i use them and is very reliable and fast.
- Block Provider: Usenet.Farm 500 GB Block - 15 € (BACKBONE: Usenet.Farm - 1100 Days Retention).
- Block Provider: UsenetExpress 500 GB Block - $20 (BACKBONE: UsenetExpress - 1100 Days Retention).
- Block Provider: EasyUsenet 100 GB Block - 14,95 € (BACKBONE: XSNews - 1100 Days Retention).
Read-Only Link : Usenet Providers Map - NGProvider.Com
A Map of Usenet