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Thank you for inquiring about Altopia Corporation's Usenet services!

We offer NNTP (Network News Transport Protocol) access to our Usenet server. Our Usenet server currently carries over 122,000 newsgroups. The authentication is controlled via a username and password which will be uniquely yours, and which you will choose prior to setting up your account. You will be able to use this username and password to gain NNTP access from anywhere on the Internet.

We encourage you to test this service to see if it works well with your environment and network connectivity. To do so, set your newsreader to use news.altopia.com as an NNTP server with the account username "testnntp" and password "altnet1". This account will only give you read access to the 'news.*' groups and the local 'altnet.*' groups, but using it will give you an idea of Altopia's performance. If you would like to see a list of all the groups carried on Altopia, click here for the almost 3 megabyte list.

Our service gives you access to all groups publicly available on Usenet. If we are missing any groups, please let us know at support@altopia.com so we can correct this.

Please test your network connection to our servers by either using the test account described above or by downloading our newsgroup list. Please test performance before signing up so that you will not be disappointed.

Pricing is based on number of connections per IP address (2 to 20) and number of simultaneous IP addresses (1 to 10).

SSL access is enabled for all account types.

The following are some example service configurations:

Unlimited transfer speed and usage, SSL, 2 connections per IP - $6 per month

Unlimited transfer speed and usage, SSL, 5 connections per IP - $9 per month

Unlimited transfer speed and usage, SSL, 10 connections per IP - $12 per month

Unlimited transfer speed and usage, SSL, 15 connections per IP - $15 per month

Unlimited transfer speed and usage, SSL, 20 connections per IP - $18 per month

We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit and debit cards. Once your account is set up, you will automatically be charged your account fee at the beginning of your billing period. This will continue until you decide to close your account. Account closure can be requested via https://www.altopia.com/maint.html or email to support@altopia.com.

In order to set up your account, we require the application to be completely filled out. We will process your application as quickly as possible and notify you via email when your account has been created. We usually process your account request within a day. If you have any problems accessing or using the sign up form please email support@altopia.com.

If you don't join, we'd love to hear why. Please tell us at support@altopia.com. Thanks!

Click here for the secure (SSL) application.