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    Usenet Providers

    This is a discussion on Usenet Providers within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; it's not and they are brill. if you want to use my account for the rest of the month feel ...

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      Re: Usenet Providers

      it's not and they are brill. if you want to use my account for the rest of the month feel free. theres no person details on it and I can send you the login. I no longer have cable


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      Usenet Providers

      So with Gibi now shut down, who's everyone moving on to?
      I may go back to demon.

      I had been real happy with the Gibi service too!

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      Re: Usenet Providers

      I have only just noticed this thread so thanks for reviving it. Its interesting that some people have found that on fibre pro, they are not maxing out the bandwidth on astraweb. This is who I use so when my fibre is upgraded to pro i will report back to see if i experience any issues

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      Re: Usenet Providers

      I'm currently with usenetserver and paying $39.99 every 3 months, service has been great tbh. But reading through this thread, I could be paying a lot less. My $39.99 works out roughly 8.38 per month. Yet some of the prices you guys are paying are quite a bit less.

      Having looked at some of the other usenet co's, I like the look of Astraweb, reviews seem quite good, but on their pricing page I see "Unlimited 3 Months" for $19.99 every 3 months, half of what I pay!!!! The rate limit on that plan is 10Mbit which is fine for me. Can someone confirm that I've got this right, as, as far as I see it, I'll get the same speeds and service for half the money!!!! I'm looking at their price plans here
      www dot news dot astraweb dot com/plans.html

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      Re: Usenet Providers

      Astraweb always have a special offer on, not sure if I'm allowed to post a link but a quick search for astraweb special offer on your preferred search engine would probably find it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by web_wizard View Post
      I have only just noticed this thread so thanks for reviving it. Its interesting that some people have found that on fibre pro, they are not maxing out the bandwidth on astraweb. This is who I use so when my fibre is upgraded to pro i will report back to see if i experience any issues
      It depends on what you're downloading, I'd guess it's dependent on how popular it is and how old it is i'd suspect older/less popular stuff isn't on as many of their servers or something. Given the amount of traffic these providers must deal with I'd be hugely surprised if they don't have some kind of load balanced cluster to handle it all.

      It might also be worth making a few of your connections goto the US cluster, the max they allow on the unlimited is 20 simultaneous connections and that can be split between EU/US any way you like.

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      Re: Usenet Providers

      Just to report that i can get my full speed on astra web with fibre pro. Was downloading at 8.7mb/s earlier

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      Re: Usenet Providers

      Been using newsdemon as it's very cheap - max my connection @ 7.2MB/s

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      Usenet Providers

      Be interesting to see what happens with usenet providers given PayPal has recently seen fit to block the PayPal accounts for a lot of them

      Wonder if visa/MasterCard will follow suite


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      Re: Usenet Providers

      Usenet providers will surely just stop taking Paypal as a payment method, they'll get their frozen funds back after 180 days. Can't see (hope) Visa and Mastercard following suit.

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