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Giganews, Inc.
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 began offering users VPN and cloud storage access ("VyprVPN" and "Dump Truck", respectively) via its parent company, Golden Frog.[2][3]

Giganews traffic is peered at Equinix[4] in Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia, AMS-IX[5] and NL-IX[6] in The Netherlands, DE-CIX[7] in Frankfurt, Germany, and LINX[8][9] in London, United Kingdom. In late 2008, Giganews' bandwidth capacity at AMS-IX increased from 40Gbit/s to 80Gbit/s.[10]

Giganews offers more than three years of article retention in binary groups and eight years in text groups.[11] This results in more than nine petabyte (9000 terabyte) of storage.[12]


  1. ^ "RCN Forum FAQ -". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "VyprVPN Review". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Golden Frog Partners With Giganews to Deliver Dump Truck Online Storage to Giganews Members". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Usenet Newsgroups Peering - Giganews". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Details for Giganews, Inc.
  6. ^ " (October 2004)". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Giganews Connects to DE-CIX, Opens Peering in Germany". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Giganews Brings Network to UK through LINX". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "LINX Members (G)". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Giganews Doubles Capacity at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX)". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Best Usenet Provider - Giganews". Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  12. ^ " has more than 9 petabyte of usenet storage". Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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