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, and this is supplemented by files pulled from a third-party backbone (Abavia). This operation is transparent to the user.
Here’s how the company explains its service:
[W]e run our own spools and transit servers. Currently our spool set isn’t as “deep” since it takes time to build retention. To supplement our spools we have agreements with other providers for older articles. Our internal numbers show around 75% of requests being fulfilled by our own spools. This number will grow as we add retention.
I’ve been testing UsenetExpress for about two years. It is a fast and reliable provider, especially if you are in the USA. The price is only $7.50 monthly for 50 connections with unlimited downloads. They accept Bitcoin as a payment option.
- Link: UsenetExpress
- Headquarters: Florida, USA
- Server Locations: USA
- Retention: 1100 days for binary, 3000 days for text
- Connections: 50 (can go up to 150)
- SSL Connections: Yes
- Maximum speed: unknown – but I max out my 100MB/s connection
- Download limit: unlimited
- Maximum Speed: up to 1 GB/s
- Price: $10 per month (for a yearly subscription)
- Payment Types: Credit cards, Paypal, Bitcoin, others “coming soon”
- Trial Accounts: no
- Block Accounts: Yes, $20 for 500 GB
- Account sharing: Yes