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New Website Launches

New Website is Live! We are excited to announce the release of our new website. When we started the redesign process about a year ago we had big ideas. We wanted to improve navigation and user experience. We wanted the website to be faster and easier to use, and after a year of hard work […]

3,650 Days Usenet Retention & Growing

Current Retention Time Retention is now at 3,650 days and growing. We have new computer hardware coming in all the time and we are constantly upgrading our servers. Retention won’t stop growing anytime soon so check back often and see what our current retention rates have grown too. Fast Usenet Retention Fast Usenet, a premium provider […]

GrabIt v1.7.5 Released

GrabIt version 1.7.5 has been released. The latest version of GrabIt includes an important bug fix for all Fast Usenet members. The previous version of GrabIt stopped returning search results in some newsgroups prior to November 2017. This fix moves GrabIt to 64bit IDs which is required as GrabIt search has grown to over 4,294,967,295 […]

Usenet Free Trial Offer

Fast Usenet offers a competitive one-time, 14-day free trial with 15GB download limit. After the free trial, you can easily rollover to the selected bandwidth limit you selected during signup. Our free trial is one of the best out there—you get ample time to decide if Fast Usenet is for you and a generous download […]

GrabIt v1.7.4 Released

Today (March, 10th, 2017) we are releasing GrabIt Fast Usenet Edition 1.7.4. This version of GrabIt comes with several stability and performance improvements. GrabIt is one of the easiest to use and setup Usenet newsreaders on the market and bundled along with Fast Usenet’s premium access which includes global search, a $25/year value included at […]

New High Speed Server

Today (May 6th, 2014) Fast Usenet launched a new high speed server to our already impressive Usenet infrastructure. The new server will add additional bandwidth capacity to help us provide the fastest experience possible. As bandwidth speeds continue to increase year by year we are dedicated to increasing performance of our network to keep up […]

GrabIt Version 1.7.2 Beta 6 Released

The new version of GrabIt newsreader has arrived! Version 1.7.2 beta 6 has been updated for Fast Usenet members. The new version of GrabIt features improved performance and increased stability. About GrabIt GrabIt is an award winning newsreader created by Shemes.com and customized for Fast Usenet members. It includes great features such as: Search and […]

What to Look for When Choosing Usenet Service – Part 2 of 2

This article continues to list and explain the rest of the factors one needs to consider and examine when choosing a Usenet provider. Web Interface Providing a web interface for users to browse through and use, is a very beneficial feature when it comes to Usenet service. The web interface can be used to browse […]

What to Look for When Choosing Usenet Service – Part 1 of 2

What You Should Look for When Selecting a Usenet Provider Completion, speed, number of newsgroups carried, retention, web interface, number of servers, unlimited downloads and quality of support are just a few of the things you should look for when shopping for a Usenet/newsgroup provider. For those of you who are not sure what each […]

Usenet Binary Archive and Newsreaders

What are Usenet Binary Archives? Binary archives in Usenet are collections of article attachments (binary files) created by different people and organizations all around the World. These archives are not meant to be comprehensive, all-inclusive collections of all binaries that ever went though Usenet. Collecting all binaries would be impossible and infeasible, as some binaries […]

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