Best Usenet Providers of 2017

Who were the best Usenet Providers of 2017? You’ll find our TOP 10 below.

- Newshosting 5/5 - Newshosting review
- Eweka Usenet 5/5 - Eweka review
- UsenetServer 5/5 - UsenetServer review
- Easynews 5/5 - Easynews review
- ExtremeUsenet 5/5 - ExtremeUsenet Review
- Tweaknews 5/5 - Tweaknews Review
- UsenetBucket 5/5 - UsenetBucket review
- Usenet.Farm 4/5 - Usenet.Farm review
- UsenetExpress 4/5 - UsenetExpress review
- Newsgroupdirect 4/5 - Newsgroupdirect review

Usenet service providers that are based in the U.S.

- Newshosting 5/5 - Newshosting review
- UsenetServer 5/5 - UsenetServer review
- Easynews 5/5 - Easynews review
- UsenetExpress 4/5 - UsenetExpress review
- Newsgroupdirect 4/5 - Newsgroupdirect review
- Newsdemon 4/5 - Newsdemon review
- UsenetLink 3/5- Usenetlink Review
- Astraweb 3/5 - Astraweb Review
- UsenetNow 3/5 - UsenetNow Review
- BlockNews 3/5- UsenetNow Review
- TheCubeNet 3/5- Thecubenet Review
- FastUsenet 3/5- Fastusenet Review
- Usenet-News 3/5 - Usenet-News Review
- Ngroups.net 3/5 - Ngroups.Net Review
- Giganews 2/5 - Giganews Review
- Altopia 2/5 - Altopia Review

- Eweka Usenet 5/5 - Eweka review
- ExtremeUsenet 5/5 - ExtremeUsenet Review
- Tweaknews 5/5 - Tweaknews Review
- UsenetBucket 5/5 - UsenetBucket review
- Usenet.Farm 4/5 - Usenet.Farm review
- XSNews 4/5 -
XSNews review
- PureUsenet 3/5 - PureUsenet review

Hybrid Usenet Providers: Recently Usenet providers have appeared, promising a double retention: their own, then they turn into resellers. You get multiple backbones for the price of one, essentially.

- Usenet.Farm 4/5 - Usenet.Farm review
- UsenetExpress 4/5 - UsenetExpress review
- UsenetLink 3/5- Usenetlink Review

Usenet Newsgroup special Offer. Latest usenet Deals

Discounts and Coupon Codes and special offers. Latest usenet deals. Usenet special offer ONLY available through NGProvider.
Here is our Usenet Special Offers page

- NewsHosting $9.99 for every month as long as your subscription remains active or Only $99.99 per year
- UsenetServer $10 for every month or Only $95.40 per year (Comes to $7.95 per month !)
- Eweka 7,50 € for every month or Only 90 € per year
- Tweaknews 9,99 € for every month or Only 89,99 € per year
- Ngroups $9.99 for every month as long as your subscription remains active

Best Usenet packages + VPN

Best Usenet + VPN Packages - Usenet package combines Encrypted Usenet access with easy to use Newsreader. These days a Newsreader is absolutely essential. Also Usenet providers are beginning to add to their accounts some additionnal features like VPN. A VPN can be used for torrenting.

- Newshosting Unlimited Usenet + Newsreader + VPN $99.99/Year
- UsenetServer Unlimited Usenet + Global Search + VPN $95.40/Year
- Tweaknews Unlimited Usenet + Newsreader + VPN 9,99 €/Month or 89,99 €/Year
- UsenetExpress Unlimited Usenet + VPN $10/Month or $90/Year
- Newsdemon Unlimited Usenet + VPN $10/Month or $92/Year
- Ngroups Unlimited Usenet + Online Storage $9.99

Usenet Server Account Types

Usenet Providers offering fully unlimited access to Usenet and 1 GB/s speeds!

- NewsHosting $9.99 for every month as long as your subscription remains active or Only $99.99 per year
- UsenetServer $10 for every month or Only $95.40 per year (Comes to $7.95 per month !)
- Tweaknews 9,99 € for every month or Only 89,99 € per year
- Easynews $9.95/month
- UsenetExpress $10/Month or $90/Year
- Newsdemon $10/Month or $92/Year
- Astraweb $8/month
- UsenetNow $12/month
- FastUsenet $9.95/month
- Thecubenet $9.99/month

List of the best Speedcapped usenet access. Best speedcapped newsgroup access with SSL encryption. Renewal Term: Monthly Term

- Eweka 300 Mbit/s: 7,50 €
- ExtremeUsenet 4 Mbit/s: 4 € // 8 Mbit/s: 5 € // 12 Mbit/s: 6 € // 20 Mbit/s: 6,5 € // 30 Mbit/s: 7 € // 60 Mbit/s: 8 € // 120 Mbit/s: 10 € // 150 Mbit/s: 12 € // 200 Mbit/s: 14 € // 300 Mbit/s: 17 €
- UsenetBucket 10 Mbit/s: 2,95 € // 40 Mbit/s: 4,95 € // 400 Mbit/s: 12,95 €
- XSNews 8 Mbit/s: 5,95 € // 20 Mbit/s: 7,50 € // 800 Mbit/s: 10,95 €
- Usenet.Farm 24 Mbit/s: 4,95 €
- Usenetlink 100 Mbit/s: $15
- PureUsenet 4 Mbit/s: 2,29 € // 8 Mbit/s: 3,29 € // 20 Mbit/s: 4,29 € // 30 Mbit/s: 5,29 € // 60 Mbit/s: 6,29 € // Unlimited Mbit/s: 8,29 €

- Eweka 50 Mbit/s: 7.50 €
- ExtremeUsenet 4 Mbit/s: 4 € // 8 Mbit/s: 5 € // 12 Mbit/s: 6 € // 20 Mbit/s: 6,5 € // 30 Mbit/s: 7 € // 60 Mbit/s: 8 € // 120 Mbit/s: 10 € // 150 Mbit/s: 12 € // 200 Mbit/s: 14 € // 300 Mbit/s: 17 €

Best block Usenet deals. Some of our favorite block Usenet deals are listed here

- NewsgroupDirect 100 GB => $14
- UsenetFarm 500 GB => 15 €
- UsenetExpress 500 GB => $20
- Tweaknews 100 GB => 13 €
- XSNews 20 GB => 9,95 €

Usenet provider free Trials

Complete listing of all available Usenet trial accounts. Sign up for a free trial and don't forget to read the terms and conditions on website. In addition to free usenet trials we have Free Usenet Server (ISP + Free Usenet servers)

- Eweka 7 days of free service
- Newshosting 14 days of free service (up to 30 GB total transfer)
- UsenetServer 14 days of free service (up to 10 GB total transfer)
- UsenetFarm 10GB
- Usenetbucket 7 days / 5GB
- Tweaknews 10 days / 10 GB
- Usenetlink 60 minutes (free)
- PureUsenet 7 days of free service

Usenet Service provider : reviews by retention

Retention means the time the Usenet server keeps articles around before expiring them.

- UsenetServer days
- Newshosting days
- Easynews days
- Newsdemon days
- Newsgroupdirect days
- Eweka 3259 days
- Astraweb 3000 days
- Tweaknews 2500 days
- UsenetBucket 1200 days
- ExtremeUsenet 1200 days

Usenet Providers : List of Newsgroup Server Company

This is a list of Usenet providers, in alphabetical order.
* = NGProvider Recommends - Top Usenet Servers. All Usenet Providers Reviewed

- 123Usenet
- 5EuroUsenet
- Aeton
- Alibis
- Altopia
- AnarQy
- Agent Usenet Service
- Astraweb
- Atlantis News
- BinaryBoy Usenet
- BinTube
- BlockNews
- BudgetNews
- Cheapnews.Eu
- Disputo
- Dreamload
- Easynews *
- EasyUsenet
- Eurofeeds
- Eweka *
- ExtremeUsenet *
- FastUsenet
- FirstLoad
- FrugalUsenet
- Gebruikhet
- Giganews
- Hitnews
- Itchycats
- Illiminews
- Iload
- Ixinews
- MaximumUsenet
- MijnUsenet
- Newscene
- Newsconnection
- NewsDemon *
- Newsgrabber
- NewsgroupDirect *
- Newsgroups-Binaries
- Newsgroups-Download
- NewsFusion
- Newsguy
- Newshosting *
- NewsLeecher
- NewsSurfer
- NewsXS
- Ngroups.Net
- NNTPjunkie
- PayLessUsenet
- PowerUsenet
- Prepaid-Usenet
- PureUsenet
- RhinoNewsGroups
- Shemes
- Simonews
- SLL-News
- SMS-Usenet
- SNELNL
- Sonic News
- SunnyUsenet
- Supernews
- Teranews
- Tigerusenet
- TheCubenet
- ThunderNews
- TitanNews
- TweakNews *
- Uncensored Newsfeed
- United-Newsserver
- Usenet4U
- Usenet.NL
- Usenet.Net
- Usenet.Pro
- Usenet-Access
- Usenetbucket *
- UsenetCentral
- UsenetDiscount
- UsenetDiscounter
- Usenetexpress *
- Usenet.Farm *
- Usenet-News
- UsenetLink *
- UseNetNow
- UsenetServer *
- UsenetStorm
- Voordeligusenet
- Xennews
- XLned
- XSNews *
- XSUsenet
- YottaNews
- Z51

Usenet Pros

What is Usenet? How does Usenet work? - Usenet resources

- Usenet is the fastest network
- Usenet is secure
- Usenet privacy
- Usenet anonymity
- Usenet neutrality
- Usenet reliability
- Usenet is decentralized
- Usenet is independent
- Usenet vs Torrent

Finding Content in Usenet

Searching for content on Usenet is easy. You can find hundreds of terabytes of content on Usenet. How To Find Content In Usenet? Recommended Newsgroup Newsreaders for easy and efficient downloading

- Usenet Indexing Sites
- Usenet NZB search engines
- NZB Index Sites
- Newshosting Client Review
- Sabnzbd Review
- Spotnet 2.0
- NZBGet
- CouchPotato with Usenet
- Usenet on KODI
- Grabit Review

Usenet Network

Usenet is a decentralized network, it works by each Usenet server sharing its information with all the other servers on the network. This propagation across servers makes Usenet an ideal place for storing information and data of all types. If a server is damaged (Message-IDs missing), the article can still exists on every other server in the network.

- Current Usenet Map
- Back-end Usenet Provider and Usenet Resellers
- Usenet News Server Addresses
- Usenet Ultimate package
- Usenet Combo
- Completion via Message-IDs
- Hybrid Usenet providers

Best Deals on Block Usenet Plans

Usenet Reviews Block account Backbone Server Location Speed Account Sharing (Multiple IPs) Add On Services  

NewsgroupDirect Review

Block accounts

50 GB / $9

100 GB / $14

250 GB / $19

500 GB / $35

1000 GB / $70

2000 GB / $130

UNS Holdings

US, NL and DE servers Up to 1 GB/s

Yes

 

Tweaknews Review

Block accounts

10 GB / 2 €

50 GB / 7 €

100 GB / 13 €

250 GB / 30 €

500 GB / 45 €

Tweaknews

NL server

Up to 100 Mbit/s

No

Free Newsreader

UsenetExpress Review

Block account - 500 GB / $20

UsenetExpress

US + NL + ? Up to 1 GB/s

Yes

You can add VPN access to a block for $2.50 a month

UsenetFarm Review

Block account - 500 GB / 15 €

Usenet.Farm

NL (x2) Up to 1 GB/s

Yes

 

EasyUsenet Review

Block accounts

25 GB / 7,95 €

100 GB / 14,95 €

XSNews

NL server

Up to 1 GB/s

Yes

 

 


Best Block Usenet Providers

NewsgroupDirect Block Review

Newsgroupdirect's usenet block account plans are the cheapest. Newsgroupdirect is our favourite Usenet provider for block accounts:

  • Use the UNS Holdings network, the largest network in Usenet

  • Great technical characteristics: Multiple server locations: US + NL + DE - 50 SSL connections - sharing authorised - posting authorised - Free headers - Days retention

  • The best promotions of all Usenet providers for block prepaid accounts: Blocks from Newsgroupdirect are regularly on special offer (TeraByte TuesdayDeal of the Week - Happy Hour deal) For example you can get 2TB blocks for just $70!

You can use Newsgroupdirect with Eweka Unlimited or Tweaknews Unlimited or XSNews Unlimited

Tweaknews Block Review

Tweaknews is the best Dutch Usenet provider for prepaid accounts. Tweaknews is very popular for fills for:

You can set up a Tweaknews block into Newshosting Newsreader. NewsHosting Browser V 2.6.3 implements a new service called "Backup NNTP". The general idea is that you can add a block account from Tweaknews to help you get downloads that Newshosting doesn't have for various reasons. Newshosting Newsreader activates your Tweaknews block account only if needed to download missing Message-IDs.

Tweaknews has their own backbone

You can also use the free newsreader service (UsenetWire) included with block accounts.

With TweakNews, you get 2,500 days of binary retention 

All block plans boast a maximum speed of 100Mbps

You can sign up for their 10 day/10 GB free trial

The block account works fine! Personally I use Newshosting (unlimited) + Tweaknews (250gb block) and haven't had many issues. Newshosting and Tweaknews as block is the best combo I have found.

UsenetExpress Block Review

Launched in 2017, UsenetExpress is a new Usenet provider based in the US. This service is a hybrid tier 1 service - UsenetExpress has a cluster in Ashburn, Virgina with 90 days retention and relies on queries to XSNews / ? (up to 1000 days) for articles beyond their local retention.

UsenetExpress is offering block accounts: 500 GB block – $20 one-time. And they 're OK with account sharing on block accounts!

UsenetExpress is a good option to fill in the gaps from your primary provider (see if your primary usenet account is in on the same backbone as UsenetExpress Block)

Usenet.Farm Block Review

Usenet.farm is the best Dutch hybrid tier 1 Usenet service provider based in the Netherlands.

  • It uses its own Dutch Usenet network (Tier-1 provider) for the first 30 days. Its own storage for serve fresh content. This is perfect if your first source is based in the US and get some incomplete files (make sure to choose a block account from a different backbone provider)

  • The price. Only €15/per payment for 500 GB (€0.03/GB) and account sharing is allowed!

  • Free trial offer of 10 GB to test the completion of the Usenet.Farm Network

  • If the article is unavailable on the Usenet.Farm network (Local retention), They check XSNews for the article. This means by signing up to Usenet.Farm you actually have access to two independent networks (Usenet.Farm + XS News ) for better completion.

EasyUsenet Block Review

EasyUsenet is Usenet provider in the Netherlands. Their Usenet feed comes from XSNews.

They have both block and subscription accounts. But you may want to consider EasyUsenet is as a backup provider, EasyUsenet Block account may be more suitable.. EasyUsenet Block accounts are great for this: Completion and article availability are why people purchase block accounts.

 


Why a Block Account?

A block Usenet access is a set allocation of download capacity. We’ve also seen them called pay-per-download plans. Dutch Usenet Providers also use the term: Prepaid account

What is the difference between a block account and an unlimited account

Adantages of using Block - Prepaid accounts:

  • What is the difference between a block account and an unlimited account: Block accounts (Prepaid accounts) are non-expiring, Once clients buy a quota block, they can keep downloading until they have used up the purchased quota block. sometimes Block accounts can be cheaper than Unlimited plans depending on your usage.

  • A block account is for someone that doesn't download much, or needs a backup for missing files. You pay for a download amount, for example 5GB, and it never expires. So there are no reccurring monthly fees.

  • Offering wide range of block size options. 2 GB to 6000 GB

  • My ISP provides Usenet and I have a block account to fill the missing articles as my ISP has very limited retention.

  • Block accounts are an easy, no-commitment way to use Usenet

  • Block account server as a fill server (backup server - slave server). Why should I have a block account on top of my unlimited account?: The reason you would get a block account is so if your primary unlimited account is missing parts of something, you can (usually but not always) use your block account to get them. The block account should only be used as a backup when something isn't complete (Different providers remove different parts of the download so using multiple providers increases the chances of the download completing). That way you are not paying full price for two unlimited accounts. Block account server as a fill server (backup server - slave server). The fill server will only fill in a few articles that your master servers don't have.

 


What's the best unlimited + block account combo?

Some block accounts on different usenet providers who are not on the same "usenet network" as your unlimited package. See more about Usenet Combo

Best Block Combo with Newshosting

NewsHosting (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Tweaknews + priority 2 = UsenetExpress + priority 3 = UsenetFarm

Best Block Combo with Tweaknews

Tweaknews (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Newsgroupdirect + priority 2 = UsenetExpress + priority 3 = UsenetFarm

Best Block Combo with Eweka

Eweka (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Newsgroupdirect + priority 2 = Tweaknews + priority 3 = UsenetExpress + priority 4 = UsenetFarm

Best Block Combo with NewsgroupDirect

Newsgroupdirect (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Tweaknews + priority 2 = UsenetExpress + priority 3 = UsenetFarm

Best Block Combo with UsenetBucket

UsenetBucket (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Newsgroupdirect + priority 2 = Tweaknews + priority 3 = UsenetExpress + priority 4 = UsenetFarm

Best Block Combo with UsenetExpress

UsenetExpress (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Tweaknews + priority 2 = UsenetFarm

Best Block Combo with UsenetFarm

UsenetFarm (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Tweaknews + priority 2 = UsenetExpress

Best Block Combo with XSNews

XSNews (Primary provider ) + priority 1 = Tweaknews + priority 2 = UsenetExpress + priority 3 = UsenetFarm


Which Backbones offer block accounts? Or prepaid rates?

Note that not all backbone providers offer block accounts

Backbone - Backend Block - Prepaid accounts Usenet providers
UNS HOLDINGS

NewsgroupDirect

Newsdemon

BlockNews

TheCubenet

Usenet-News

Tweaknews Tweaknews
UsenetExpress UsenetExpress
Usenet.farm Usenet.farm
XSNEWS

EasyUsenet

XSNews

Bulknews

Gebruikhet

Newsconnection

SSL-News

Astraweb Astraweb
Cheapnews

Cheapnews

Eweka Eweka doesn't do blocks  
Base IP Base IP doesn't do blocks  
Giganews Giganews doesn't do blocks  
Elbracht Elbracht doesn't do blocks  
Xennanews Xennanews doesn't do blocks  
Altopia Altopia doesn't do blocks  

 


Backup Usenet Account Workaround

Here are our side-by-side comparisons for block prepaid accounts:

List of Usenet Providers (US - Dutch) ranked by Backbones that offer blocks

List of US Usenet Providers ranked by Backbone

List of European Usenet Providers ranked by Backbone

Ranking of best blocks by Backbone

Ranking of best US blocks by Backbone

Ranking of best European blocks by Backbone

Best providers (US + Dutch) for each block (smallest to largest)

Best European providers for each block (smallest to largest)

Best US providers for each block (smallest to largest)