This is a starting point for a site that attempts to provide objective information that may be used to select a commercial news provider. Your input is welcome and encouraged. I prefer that you post your input to but you can also reach me at

Some things that are not present (for various reasons) are:

unlimited bandwidth (yes/no)
article completeness
retention (binary/non-binary)
support methods (phone/email)
support responsiveness
support response in local newsgroup
maximum # simultaneous logins (from same IP)
throughput consistency
refund policy