Once I got an email from Usenet.nl the first thing that came through my mind was “another cloud storage service”. Turns out, it has ingenuity and is unique in every way, plus it isn’t your normal cloud service to begin with. It’s an independent company that provides access to the usenet. The Usenet existed since 1979 and is something like the forerunner of the internet. Today providers like usenet.nl grant access to the usenet via internet. If you sign-up for usenet trial, you can – in two weeks – download 300 GB for free! While that is hard to believe, that it’s pretty legit and easy to use, and is all part of the free usenet download you can easily try on your own. Best of all, once you found files on the servers or files you simply want to download, you can do this with unlimited speed for a volume of 5 GB after that the rest of the 300 GB can be downloaded with a maximum speed of 2,000 kbit/s. The infrastructure piece on how Usenet operates can easily be seen here, which is fascinating, mainly because it combines 8 server farms into one streamed download, plus with the Newsreader software, which essentially is a browser for the files. It’s better than your usual torrenting service and in some cases faster than other service. Plans start at just a mere $9 per month on a yearly plan which enables you to download a volume of 635 GB per month which equates the amount of 850 CDs.
So, feel free to give Usenet.nl a shot!