Other (small-scale) providers:
* Astraweb is, as far as i know, the best news provider available. I use them with no trouble at all. Giganews are more expensive, but when you consider how many advertisements and affiliate links you see on other sites, you’ll realise where they’re spending all the money!
Note: I stand to gain nothing by recommending any of these – they are not affiliate links. Therefore my recommendations and newsgroup comparisons are not biased.
Please leave any new suggestions or opinions in the comments…