Astraweb has opened another front in the usenet price war by offering an even better deal on its 'pay by download' block.
180 gigs for $25
I don't know of any other company that offers anything close. (and most NSPs don't even offer block accounts.) This blows away Blocknews 'special offer' of 100GB for $20.
It's great news that Astraweb is still cutting prices in spite of their massive server expansion.