Just to let you guys know, Ngroups.net has a Christmas Special. Its only $29.99 for three months. That comes to about $9.99 per month. They accept Paypal too. You get unlimited downloads, 12 connections, 100+ days retention and SSL encryption.
That is a good deal, not as good as their lifetime Octoberfest deal but still good.
Do they maintain their own servers or resell?
they are resellers. I've been using them for a bout a year and it's been great.
Who do they resell?
they say they filter out all adult newsgroups and for awhile they did but i can still access them all and i use paypal