In the last couple of weeks several of our featured providers have announced surpassing their retention goals of more that 1,300 days. Newshosting, NewsDemon, Astraweb, and UseNetServer have all announced reaching the once seemingly unobtainable goal of 1,300 days of binary retention recently. Here at Usenetreviewz we welcome their growth and innovations in the Usnenet communities. Without this drive, we would still be stuck in the days of months of retention instead of the years we now enjoy.
With retention like this you will be able to access posts from as far back as August 2008…what was happening then? Take a look back and find out, but in those days the providers were only keeping posts around 8 months. Things have come a long way since then. Retention rates have been extended massively, completion rates continue to soar, new VPN and privacy clients have been developed, newsgroup browsers, and so much more.
There have been a lot of improvements in the pricing tiers too. And, even as the prices dropped, the quality and features offered haven’t suffered a bit. Back almost 4 years ago, the price of an Unlimited Usenet access account averaged between $20 and $30 monthly. Today though, providers are giving better services and support across a far wider range of products and features, and the average prices have been cut in half of what it cost back in August 2008.
Now that the 1,300 days of binary retention line has been crossed, we’re wondering what developments will happen before one of the providers cross the 1,400 day mark. We’re betting that it won’t take too very long before someone crosses that line, and we’ll be here to tell you all about the who and how far…
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