Fast Usenet Awarded
Our friends over at Newsgroupreviews.com wrote up a nice review about our service. Head over to Newsgroupreviews.com to read the full Fast Usenet review.
“Fast Usenet” is new to the game but they bring a lot to the table. Launching in September 2010 with 732 days of binary retention, 1,400 days of text retention, free SSL encryption, 50 connections, web image viewer and an iPhone newsreader.
The question for any new service is whether or not they can offer fast, reliable newsgroup access and quick response to support inquiries. FastUsenet appears ready for both challenges.
As mentioned Fast Usenet offers 732 days of binary retention and 1,400+ days text retention across 120,000+ newsgroups. We tested a Ubuntu distribution at around 740 days and didn’t need any Par files.
Fast Usenet news server information:
– Secure server farm – secure.fastusenet.org
– Standard server farm – news.fastusenet.org
They offer the following port settings:
– Secure ports: 563
– Standard ports: 119
While Fast Usenet supports up to 50 simultaneous connections we saturated a 25 Mbps line using 20. Testing with 10-15 connections netted between 15-20 Mbps. The speeds were fairly consistent during our Ubuntu download. . . “