www.easynews.com <-The best completion and retention
www.giganews.com <-The fastest
www.usenetserver.com <-Unlimited downloads
I like easynews, because at the end of the day completion is the only really important factor. However they only offer 6GB a month in their basic plan. So browse the sites and make a decision. Usenetserver sounds very promising also, and the unlimited downloads really impresses me.
After you get a server, you should get an account here: http://www.binnews.com/
They are by far the best site for indexing and searching through newsgroup files (posts). Their $30.00 for 6 months plan is very reasonable. Free sites like http://www.newzbin.com/ don't even have a half of what binnews has.
Finally get a newsreader so you can actually download stuff; some good ones are: Xnews, Grabit, and Newsbin Pro.
So basically you get what you pay for.
So follow my guide, and you will never have to deal with all the hassle and tards on IRC ever again.
Edited by Ridley, 09 April 2003 - 07:51 PM.