Best combination of Usenet providers

Completion rates can vary for a number of reasons so today many people find it necessary to have a backup block account to supplement their unlimited account in order to improve completion. 

It is a good idea to use a secondary Usenet block account to maximize your completion rates:

Block accounts don't expire, so if they're hardly needed, then they'll last a super long time so the cost over time is minimal.

Unlimited and block accounts should work well together if they are on different backbones: Usenet Services Map.

Here are my recommended combinations of providers: Unlimited Usenet (Primary) with Suggested Block Providers

Usenet Unlimited account

NewsHosting us $9.99/mo. or $99/yr. (UNS Holdings backbone)

Newshosting yearly plan ($99) includes a free VPN, so that appears to be a great deal if you're happy with their performance, ie completion rates, file retention, VPN quality.

I' m a big fan of Newshosting's desktop client and generally had a good experience with them. Newshosting client contains a very cool feature: Newshosting offers backup NNTP. You can add backup NNTP server if needed, a secondary Usenet provider that pulls from different servers when the articles aren't available on your primary. You can only use Tweaknews as backup provider. I got a block account of 100GB

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

I recommend Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone)

Tweaknews is a particularly good choice since:

You can add Tweaknews to Newshosting client.

Tweaknews is a Dutch Usenet provider - EU NNTP servers only.

Tweaknews offers a number of block accounts ranging from 10 GB up to 500 GB in size.

Tweaknews provides 3400 days binary retention.

I've tried Tweaknews block accounts and it's working perfectly so far with Newshosting unlimited account. Perfect Usenet combo of file availability and affordable price.

I have had always good completion rates with a Tweaknews backup, but have several other fill servers just in case:

Vipernews nl - 15 € / 500GB: Very affordable prices, at just 13.99 €

UsenetExpress us - I like their 500GB block account for $20 - (decent price and frequent deals)

Usenet.Farm nl  - 15 € / 500GB - Their prices are obviously really good. They offer a 10 GB trial to try their platform out. The 10GB trial doesn't have an expiration date. 

The main differences between Vipernews-UsenetFarm, and UsenetExpress will be price and server location. You might get faster download speeds from a news server that is geographically closer to you


Usenet Unlimited account

Eweka nl - 7.50 € Unlimited 300 Mbit (Eweka backbone)

Eweka is our top choice for those seeking a Usenet service in Europe:

Retention on Eweka is truly great - (the only Dutch option with retention in line with Newshosting) - 4,050 Days retention!. This is very handy when finding older stuff from various forums or Usenet indexers

Completion rates is excellent.

Download content with a free copy of Newslazer.

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

To fill missing content I would suggest:

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone) - 13 € / 100GB

UsenetExpress us (Usenetexpress backbone) - $20 / 500GB

Usenet.Farm nl  (Usenetfarm backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB


Usenet Unlimited account

Tweaknews nl - 7.50 € Unlimited (Tweaknews backbone)

Tweaknews is one of our most popular Usenet providers for many good reasons: 

Price - 7,50 €/Month for NGProvider.Com visitors

Tweaknews comes with Newsreader (UsenetWire) and a free VPN account

Speed is another quality for the service. At my current place I am on a 1 Gbit/s connection and achieve download speeds of 70 MB/sec regularly with Tweaknews.

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

UsenetExpress us (Usenetexpress backbone) - $20 / 500GB

Usenet.Farm nl  (Usenetfarm backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB


Usenet Unlimited account

ExtremeUsenet nl - 4 € / 4 Mbit (BaseIP backbone)

I especially like this Dutch Usenet Service provider for their low price. Retention is less than the US average. But when I want a file older than 1200 days I can find it with a Newsdemon block account. Newsdemon offers more retention than ExtremeUsenet. I'm using a Newsdemon block for longer retention.

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone) - 13 € / 100GB

UsenetExpress us (Usenetexpress backbone) - $20 / 500GB

Usenet.Farm nl  (Usenetfarm backbone) - 15 € / 500GB


Usenet Unlimited account

UsenetExpress us - $10 Unlimited (UsenetExpress backbone)

UsenetExpress provides Unlimited Usenet (and VPN access) for $10 a month.

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone) - 13 € / 100GB

Usenet.Farm nl  (Usenetfarm backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB


Usenet Unlimited account

Usenet.Farm nl - 7.95 € Unlimited (Usenet.Farm backbone)

Usenet.Farm is a Dutch Usenet service provider based in the Netherlands.

Newsdemon offers more retention than UsenetFarm. I'm using a Newsdemon block for longer retention.

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone) - 13 € / 100GB

UsenetExpress us (Usenetexpress backbone) - $20 / 500GB


Usenet Unlimited account

XSNews nl - 10.95 € Unlimited (XSNews backbone)

You want to make a combo Usenet to reduce the number of incomplete files, so an unlimited plan with XSNews can be the primary server.

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

For Block Accounts you have the following who offer the best deals:

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone) - 13 € / 100GB

UsenetExpress us (Usenetexpress backbone) - $20 / 500GB

Usenet.Farm nl  (Usenetfarm backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB


Usenet Unlimited account

Vipernews nl (Vipernews backbone) - 3,99 € Unlimited

ViperNews offers you Usenet access for a reasonable price.

Newsdemon offers more retention than Vipernews. I'm using a Newsdemon block for longer retention

Suggested Usenet Block Providers

Newsdemon us (UNS Holdings backbone) - $49 / 500GB

Usenet.Farm nl  (Usenetfarm backbone) - 15 € / 500GB

Tweaknews nl (Tweaknews backbone) - 13 € / 100GB

UsenetExpress us (Usenetexpress backbone) - $20 / 500GB