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National Usenet Newsgroup Providers
Some Internet service providers offer access to Usenet Newsgroups as a standard part of their service. However, if your ISP does not provide Usenet access or you are unsatisfied with their service, you can subscribe to a commercial Usenet news server. They offer good value because they are fast, carry a huge number of newsgroups and are inexpensive. You still connect to the Internet through your usual ISP, but by subscribing to one of these national Usenet providers you can access a complete and well managed set of Usenet newsgroups.

In addition to national news servers that you can subscribe to, there are also some free, public Usenet news servers. However, beware: free servers come and go, and you generally get what you pay for.

There are a number of good companies that offer reliable Usenet news servers that you can subscribe to. Here are several that we recommend:

Giganews Newsgroups

Giganews is one of the largest and fastest news servers on the net and is highly recommended for use with News Rover.
  • days of binary retention.
  • days of text message retention.
  • Prices start as low as $4.99 per month.
  • Giganews offers the "Diamond special", which gives 50% off the first 3 months of Diamond service; this is a saving of over $50.
  • Files on Giganews news servers can be searched using News Rover's Newsgroup Search feature.
  • Giganews also offers a VyprVPN secure VPN interface.
    • Automatically activate VyprVPN when using an unsecured wireless network.
    • Fast access to your recent VyprVPN server locations and protocols.
    • Automatically updates new VyprVPN server locations.
    • Automatically replaces security certificates for OpenVPN and LT2P.
    • VyprVPN has its own VPN app.
  • Dump Truck personal online storage is included with all accounts. Use Dump Truck to store and access your photos, documents, data and files from anywhere in the world.
  • Pre-configured versions of News Rover are available for Giganews:
  • USA customers
  • European customers.

Supernews Newsgroups

Supernews is offering a super special deal for News Rover customers: Instead of the normal price of $11.95, Supernews is offering a special price of $9.95 per month or only $99 per year (equivalent to $8.25 per month). Supernews offers unlimited speed and data with incredible retention (2,084 days binary retention growing daily and 3964 days text retention, growing daily). In addition users have access to 30 SSL encrypted connections and can access content in either North America or Europe. Take advantage of this great offer while it is available!

UsenetServer is a Tier-1 Usenet provider that leverages the largest private NNTP backbone worldwide. UsenetServer has hundreds of direct peering relationships with nearly all major North American, South American and European ISPs to ensure solid service reliability and speed. UsenetServer also offers among the best deals on unlimited Usenet access -- $10/mo or $95.40/year for:

  • Unlimited transfers
  • Uncapped speed
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • Up to 20 connections
  • 99% completion
  • days retention (spooling daily)
Detailed News Rover information about UsenetServer

ThunderNews Usenet Newsgroups

ThunderNews offers reliable and fast servers with retention and completion that is top notch. With redundant servers in the US and Europe that accept both NNTP and SSL encrypted connections, you will get fast, secure and reliable connections. Sporting over 400 days of binary retention (and growing) and 3 1/2 years of text retention combined with News Rover's search capability, you can find the messages of interest to you. Pricing starts at $6.99 / £4.50 / €5.25 with plans ranging from 10 GB / month to Unlimited bandwidth. Discounts are available for 3, 6 and 12 month accounts.

Power Usenet Newsgroups is a high quality Usenet Service Provider with a number of low-cost access plans offering unlimited download speeds for each. Power Usenet provides 500 days of binary article retention and over 1000 days of retention for text newsgroups. PowerUsenet carries more than 100,000 newsgroups. There is a limited time 50% off the first month offer, so try Power Usenet today and experience premium service at a bargain price!

NewsHosting is considered one of the largest news servers on the net; boasting over 9TB of storage. Such massive storage puts NewsHosting at the top for people wanting long retention of the binary groups. NewsHosting does not count headers in your monthly download quota, which is great when using News Rovers Autoscan functions. No logs are kept of downloads and posts are anonymous. NewsHosting has multiple GigE connections making it very attractive to broadband users.
Sign up for Newshosting 14 day/10 GB free trial.
Sign up for Newshosting $9.99/mo and $99.99/yr lifetime discounts (no free trial included).

Usenet-Access features access to over 80,000 uncensored newsgroups through 3 Usenet servers for $6/month. Usenet-Access has a download limit of 500MB/day per server. has two different account types depending on what you need. They start their prices at $3.75 per month paid annually for the basic service ($45 per year) or $7.50 per month paid annually ($90 per year) for the complete service. On a month-by-month basis, the complete service costs $12.00.