XXX FAR BETTER THAN TORRENTS XXX
50 connections - unlimited speed.
(Price above is at Sunday 21st June exchange rate quoted from XE.com)
I've been using Astraweb and usenet for the past few months and I am pleased that I took the time to look into it. Its not free but compared to torrents, the down speed is lightning and most importantly consistent. Typical down speed on my 10 meg connection is 1200kbps. Thats using SSL encryption on the euro server too.
This deal is pay $25 USD for 180Gb allowance to use up whenever you want, across a few weeks, several months etc. This is not the same as the usual pay monthly deals for newsgroups that usually get posted. As such, this deal is more suited for those of us that don't download enough per month to warrant a continual monthly subscription (^_^)