Without a doubt in my mind,usenetserver (http://www.usenetserver.com/
) is the best newsgroup server on Slyck's list. I have been using this server for over a year, and I can't believe some of the comments about them that I have read. Makes me think that some of our forum members have this group confused with someone else, or they just don't know what they are talking about. I get 3mbps from my isp, and my downloads from usenetserver always
max out my connection speed. On the user ratings for this group I noticed someone posted a rating saying "very poor speeds" from Jan. 17,2005----WHOAH!!---I was using this service in Jan of 2005, and its NEVER been slow. So, I ask slow compared to what?? Someone has an ax to gring by lowering the ratings on Slycks newsgroup ratings. This server should rate in the top 5 newsgroups hands down in my book. One wrong comment has them way down the list. The retention rate is good-I am sure there are better retention rates among newsgroup servers for $80 a month. I never fail to get what I need at $14 a month (about 150-200 gigs).
Contrary to some other things I read, I have never had any problem connecting to the server (except for rare downtimes due to repairs or upgrades of the equipment) and the server keeps one well informed of network status on the main site. If I have a question a call anytime of the day or night-or an instant chat, answers my questions.
My vote goes to usenetserver.com . To get what I get from them on another newsgroup would cost me triple the price.