A List Of Independent Usenet Providers

Listed here are some of the few Usenet Providers that offer independent access to Usenet. These are Tier-1 providers, meaning they own and operate their own Usenet servers, storage, and network infrastructure.

UsenetExpress

Launched in 2016, UsenetExpress is a Usenet provider based in the US. This service is a hybrid Tier-1 service. As a hybrid provider, UsenetExpress has its own local storage, supplemented by files pulled from a third-party backbone (Abavia). This operation is transparent to the user.

UsenetExpress offers unlimited speeds and downloads, 50 simultaneous connections, and VPN service. The retention period is 3000+ days for text and 1100+ days for binary. Server locations in the USA and Europe (Netherlands). Competitively priced plans starting at $10/month or discounted annual plans. It accepts PayPal, credit cards, and Bitcoin. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee on subscriptions.

ViperNews

ViperNews is based in the Netherlands. The backend was built from scratch in 2018, and ViperNews is now a fully independent Usenet platform. They offer up to 40 connections, no download limit for their plans, and unlimited speed for block accounts. They provide 3500 days of retention for Usenet text messages and 1500 days for other messages. They offer three packages, with the lowest starting at €1.79/month. There’s a 7-day money-back guarantee on plans.

Usenet.Farm

Usenet.Farm is an independent Usenet provider based in the Netherlands, launched in 2015. It operates its own server farm and supplements capacity through partnerships with Highwinds and Abavia. Retention offered is around 1000 days, with 30 days stored on their own servers and the rest from partners. It offers monthly subscription plans starting from €4.95 per month, with options to share access and pay via bitcoin.

Eweka

Eweka is a Usenet provider based in the Netherlands, operating since 2001. It manages its own independent Usenet infrastructure and servers, with locations in the Netherlands and Germany. 5603+ days of growing binary and text retention. Bundles a free newsreader app with built-in search functionality.

Eweka has a self-built and managed network with POP locations in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, and more. They also manage their own trans-Atlantic Usenet backbone and use the high-quality fiber connection equipment from the Foundry Networks.

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