Company:Giganews

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Giganews, Inc.
Private
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded1994 in Austin, Texas , Texas
HeadquartersAustin, Texas , Texas
ProductsUsenet
Websitewww.giganews.com

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. Well-known ISPs that have outsourced Usenet access to Giganews include RCN Corporation,[1] BT, WOW! (Wide Open West), and Kingston Communications.

In 2008 Giganews acquired Supernews.[2]

In 2010, Giganews began offering users VPN and cloud storage access ("VyprVPN" and "Dump Truck", respectively) via its parent company, Golden Frog.[3][4]

Giganews currently offers service to over 10 million broadband users in 180 countries.

Giganews traffic is peered at Equinix[5] in Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia, AMS-IX[6] and NL-IX[7] in The Netherlands, DE-CIX[8] in Frankfurt, Germany , and LINX[9][10] in London , United Kingdom . In late 2008, Giganews' bandwidth capacity at AMS-IX increased from 40Gbit/s to 80Gbit/s.[11]

Giganews offers more than three years of article retention in binary groups and eight years in text groups.[12] This results in more than nine petabytes (9000 terabytes) of storage.[13]

References

  1. "RCN Forum FAQ - dslreports.com". http://www.broadbandreports.com/faq/rcn. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. "Critical Path Continues Focus on Consumer Messaging With Sale of Usenet Service" (in en). 2008-03-06. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20080306006209/en/Critical-Path-Continues-Focus-Consumer-Messaging-Sale. 
  3. "VyprVPN Review". https://vpncreative.net/vpn-providers/vyprvpn/. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  4. "Golden Frog Partners With Giganews to Deliver Dump Truck Online Storage to Giganews Members". https://finance.yahoo.com/news/Golden-Frog-Partners-With-iw-2584911496.html. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  5. "Usenet Newsgroups Peering - Giganews". http://www.giganews.com/peering.html. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  6. Details for Giganews, Inc.
  7. "Connected Networks". https://public.nl-ix.net/network/connected-networks/. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  8. "Giganews Connects to DE-CIX, Opens Peering in Germany". http://www.giganews.com/news/article/giganews-connects-to-de-cix.html. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  9. "Giganews Brings Network to UK through LINX". http://www.giganews.com/news/article/giganews-joins-london-internet-exchange.html. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  10. "LINX Members (G)". https://www.linx.net/about/memberlist/letter/G. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  11. "Giganews Doubles Capacity at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX)". http://www.giganews.com/news/article/giganews-doubles-amsix-capacity.html. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  12. "Best Usenet Provider - Giganews". http://www.giganews.com/why.html. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  13. "Giganews.com has more than 9 petabyte of usenet storage". Giganews.com. http://www.giganews.com/blog/2011/05/announcing-1000-days-retention-prize.html. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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