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Giganews, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1994 in Austin, Texas
Headquarters Austin, Texas
Products Usenet

Giganews, Inc is a Usenet/newsgroup service provider. Founded in 1994, Giganews service is available to individual users through a subscription model and as an outsourced service to internet service providers. Giganews currently offers service to over 10 million broadband users in 180 countries. The Giganews website offers content, documentation and support in 10 languages. Well-known ISPs that have outsourced Usenet access to Giganews include RCN Corporation,[1] BT, WOW! (Wide Open West), and Kingston Communications. In 2010, Giganews partnered with Golden Frog, which delivers VyprVPN and Dump Truck [2] online storage access to its users.

Giganews traffic is peered at Equinix[3] in Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia, AMS-IX[4] and NL-IX[5] in The Netherlands, DE-CIX[6] in Frankfurt, Germany, and LINX[7][8] in London, United Kingdom. In late 2008, Giganews' bandwidth capacity at AMS-IX increased from 40Gbit/s to 80Gbit/s.[9]

Giganews offers more than three years of article retention in binary groups and eight years in text groups.[10] This results in more than nine petabyte (9000 terabyte) of storage.[11]


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