For more than 30 years Usenet has been a resource for people all over the globe to share ideas, debates, and files. It preceded the Internet, and some even consider it a precursor to social media.
Premium providers such as ThunderNews.com offers completely uncensored access to Usenet, control over which belongs to no one entity. Make sure that you do your homework when selecting a premium provider so you choose what’s right for you. First, though, the following are some helpful tips when searching for your provider.
You need a Newsreader. A newsreader is a software program that allows you to browse and search through the thousands of newsgroups available on Usenet. A newsgroup is a group dedicated to a specific topic.
Newsreaders that offer a search feature can make finding newsgroups you’re looking to subscribe to on Usenet much easier. Providers such as ThunderNews provides all-in-one access allow for easy searching and discovering, making the Usenet experience a more pleasant one.
Choose a premium provider with uncapped speeds. Make sure that you choose a premium provider that does not cap your speed. Providers should allow you to download at high speeds. ThunderNews does not throttle accounts.
The data on Usenet is stored on a network of servers around the world. The provider allows you to access the servers. Data is transferred from the server to your computer when you access it. With other services, you might be forced to share connection speeds with others, or the service might restrict download speed. Usenet, on the other hand, allows you to download at whatever speed is allowable by your ISP.
Look at providers’ retention. Don’t overlook the retention rate offered by the premium provider, either. This is the length of time that files are kept on the server. Higher retention rates mean a higher storage time. ThunderNews , for instance, offers retention of over 1,145 days for binary files. It offers over 720 days of text retention.
With technology improving every day, greater amounts of data may be stored on the server. The retention rates of premium providers increase constantly, but make sure you check them out when searching for a provider. If you have any other questions, you can contact our 24/7 support department at ThunderNews.com USENET.