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Astraweb Announces Retention Upgrade to 820 Days

Astraweb is pleased to announce that we have just completed an infrastructure upgrade to increase our retention and improve our network.

Our retention is currently growing towards 820 days. The latest retention statistics as our retention grows is available at:

http://www.news.astraweb.com/tools/stats.html

Our retention growth is for ALL groups. Our retention growth also includes headers, unlike many other services that do not include headers as part of their retention growth.

Along with our retention upgrade, Astraweb is also committed to provide the best network connectivity. As such, we have signed a new agreement with Level 3. The majority of our traffic will now be sent via Level 3, one of the best Tier 1 providers in the world!

Astraweb is committed to providing the best value service!

PS all prices include 20 connections and SSL
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#1
And is user kleverig-11 part of the affiliate program I wonder?
#2
+1 for Astraweb (though I use the PAYG option)
banned#3
this is the normal price!
#4
csiman
this is the normal price!


think its more of a heads up on 820 days retention....
#5
Jaffo
+1 for Astraweb (though I use the PAYG option)

Please excuse my ignorance but what can I use this for?
#6
williamh1
Jaffo
+1 for Astraweb (though I use the PAYG option)


Please excuse my ignorance but what can I use this for?


its in order to view newsgroups. old skool messageboard. you can get all sorts of stuff on there......unsure if i can say anymore.

Edited By: lanc_red on Nov 15, 2010 16:41
banned#7
lanc_red
csiman
this is the normal price!


think its more of a heads up on 820 days retention....

but retention goes up daily for each day forward we go anyway so nothing has really changed, has it?

Our retention is currently growing towards 820 days.



Edited By: csiman on Nov 15, 2010 16:43
#8
csiman
lanc_red
csiman
this is the normal price!


think its more of a heads up on 820 days retention....

but retention goes up daily for each day forward we go anyway so nothing has really changed, has it?


dunno!! just good to hear this anyway.....
#9
Hot from me. Nice find
#10
These people are good, have used them for over a year now. Superb service.
#11
1st rule of usenet ffs! cold

Edited By: yus786 on Nov 15, 2010 17:31
#12
It's been this price for years, its one of the best there is I moved from giganews years ago and the service is as good but a quarter of the price
#13
Brilliant service. Recommend highly
#14
csiman
this is the normal price!

according to the website its a special offer for a limited time, I used to pay $15 a month till last year. Great value and I always get top speed when I'm downloading.
#15
.unsure if i can say anymore.
Fightclub rules apply +1
lanc_red & sloman ಠ_ಠ
I'm watching disapprovingly


Edited By: redheap on Nov 15, 2010 18:39
#16
yus786
1st rule of usenet ffs! cold

Exactly. Once it's gone it's gone.
1 Like #17
The first rule of News Groups is never talk about News Groups ;o)
#18
#19


Nice one - made me check what I was paying giganews and realised its $20 per month. Whilst their service has been great (have had issues and they responded well), this represents almost $150 a year saving so cannot be ignored, esp as astraweb have consistently had good reviews here and elsewhere so have taken the plunge.
#20
xavk


Nice one - made me check what I was paying giganews and realised its $20 per month. Whilst their service has been great (have had issues and they responded well), this represents almost $150 a year saving so cannot be ignored, esp as astraweb have consistently had good reviews here and elsewhere so have taken the plunge.


I have been with astraweb since Jan 2010 and haven't had any connection problems in that time, great service and a great price.

Glad to have helped.
#21
xavk


Nice one - made me check what I was paying giganews and realised its $20 per month. Whilst their service has been great (have had issues and they responded well), this represents almost $150 a year saving so cannot be ignored, esp as astraweb have consistently had good reviews here and elsewhere so have taken the plunge.


i was paying giganews for there top package for 3 years with SSL which was extra and its a massive saving and astrawebs service is just as good, just lately im sure virgin are throttling my 50mb broadband because in the day my speeds dropping to around 1/3 and 50meg is ment to be totally unrestricted.

Heres a better deal if your with virgin media you can use there news server for nothing there retentions around 10days but all the new stuffs always there and i use it as a backup the address is news.virginmedia.com username is your email address and theres no password i use 20 connections and i can max out the 50meg with that and i doubt theres any reason why you have to be with virgin just make up a virgin/blueyonder address and it should work.
#22
ssssshhhhhh...........
#23
how does this compare to HITNEWS,

value and service wise ?

I've only ever used them in the past
#24
Ok someone needs to bring this thread to an end.

Errrr you're all a bunch of nazis.

Right. Now apply Godwin's law...
#25
doesnt everybody already know this news group site is about downloading movies etc?
i dont know how it works but im pretty sure most realize its not about journalism.

im sure the mpaa etc knows about it already so all this 'sssh' 'keep quiet' etc is pretty pointless.
#26
polly69
just lately im sure virgin are throttling my 50mb broadband because in the day my speeds dropping to around 1/3 and 50meg is ment to be totally unrestricted.
Use SSL on port 443.
#27
good old port 443 ::p so many uses

https traffic @50mbps LOL
#28
Might look in to changing from newsdemon
#29
spectre
good old port 443 ::p so many uses

https traffic @50mbps LOL


I've tried every one SSL and non SSL and have been using the newsgroups for 7 years so im a veteran and im a Microsoft engineer so am fully aware of how to set them up and get the best from them, the speed jumps up to full speed at night and the virgin server does the exact same thing ive even opened up special ports on the router and changed the firewall settings and disabled the antivirus nothing works.
#30
Voted hot. Used astraweb without a single issue for over a year.
Steady 4,500kb/s on 40/10 fttc connection.

Any Virgin users regularly exceed that out of interest?

No shaping, no throttling, SSL connection, bring it on.
#31
guv
Wow....... What's with this "First rule of fight club" crap?

Im pretty sure anyone who is anybody knows exactly what it is and used for.

Voted cold..... The usenetserver deal i posted is still valid, cheaper and with a better (imho) provider.


Link??
#32
Personally I would save another $1.01 and use https://ngroups.net/gb/services/subscriptions/subscribe/octoberfest-special.php which use astraweb servers.
#33
Rich44
guv
Wow....... What's with this "First rule of fight club" crap?

Im pretty sure anyone who is anybody knows exactly what it is and used for.

Voted cold..... The usenetserver deal i posted is still valid, cheaper and with a better (imho) provider.


Link??


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/usenetserver-com-6-17-per-month-10-/597467
#34
barbiegirl
Voted hot. Used astraweb without a single issue for over a year.
Steady 4,500kb/s on 40/10 fttc connection.

Any Virgin users regularly exceed that out of interest?

No shaping, no throttling, SSL connection, bring it on.


Max out close to 6mb all of the time, what's the 40/10 fttc connection ? I just use 20 connections.

Agree with others, it's been this price for absolutely ages, although the $96 special is obviously pretty good!

Edited By: axum on Nov 16, 2010 08:33
#35

Thanks for this, very tempted, but how do I change my current subscription to this? Cancel it and resubscribe?
#36
Been with these years on pay as you go and there spot on,never any problems always max out


wow just looked at my billing information on there site 2003 i first joined them,didn't think it was that long ago

25.00 billed 65GB 2003-11-07

Edited By: toffeeefc on Nov 16, 2010 09:13
#37
I've been with Astraweb for years and cannot fault them, Hot.
#38
For those on slower connections, I find simply usenet a better option. As I only have a 1.5 meg broadband (at best) I only pay £2.99 a month and still have 100% broadband use and SSL.

I do find that as retention periods extend, the completeness of some of the article drops off. Anything past 300 days seem very unreliable, even if the provider has 1000+ days retention. It's been the same for a few providers.
#39
Just a quick Q, I take it if your on virgin and getting hit with this throttling nonsense, if you sign up and use astranews it will still affect you?
#40
the only thing that's tempting me away from the admittedly-wonderful AstraWeb is that GigaNews now do a whole-connection VPN to secure your ENTIRE connection not just NGs.

but then again it cost $30USD/mo...


decisions decisions!

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