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Easyboost Feature Launched By Easynews

By Alan Gray

Easynews, the original Web-based Usenet site, has launched a service feature that can significantly increases download rates from the Easynews membership website.

To achieve the boost for their member, Easynews built a system that combines TCP congestion control algorithms, proprietary software and purpose-built servers to optimize TCP/IP download throughput.

The Easynews team took several months to beta test the application, which now effectively halves download times, doubling the transmission rate.

Their survey data shows that using Easyboost with the Fast4 method accelerated member downloads with Easynews HTTP connections by an average of 100%. They say that 88% of all Beta users experienced accelerated downloads by at least one of the five Easyboost methods. Effects are most dramatic for any member who has a high latency connection.

The new Easyboost feature is included in the offering for all existing members. Easynews said "The Easyboost feature is available at no charge to all existing, loyal users."

For a limited time, new subscribers get the Easyboost feature free of charge, but later this year, Easyboost will be an add-on feature, available for an additional monthly fee, for new subscribers joining after that time.

For more than 15 years, Easynews has been providing Web-based and NNTP-based premium, secure Usenet access worldwide.

Easynews says "The unique, intuitive and proprietary interface hosted by Easynews eliminates the necessity of any third-party newsreader clients. Subscribers are able to search, preview and download files directly from their Web browser. This comprehensive Usenet access provides Easynews members fast, secure and easy connections to an unlimited number of interactive multimedia groups on virtually any topic, world-wide."

More information is available at the Easynews website.

Alan Gray is the publisher of NewsBlaze, the independent online newspaper for thinking people. Read more stories by Alan Gray.

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