By now it seems everyone is just trying to up the other, but I guess in the end we all win! Never the less, to one up Astraweb and I guess all other block account providers, all the prices at Blocknews have changed. 200 Gigs for $25 is the biggest deal I saw which trumps Astraweb now, but there other prices do not seem to bad either. Usenetnews is the only other block provider I know of so that is what I am basing my thoughts off of. It seems they split off there unlimited accounts to Usenetnow. I think if you can make 200 gigs last for 2-3 months, the block route may be a better deal than an unlimited account, but this of course depends on your usage habits. I have had nothing but good luck with my Usenetnow account so if they are the same, service wise, those who use less traffic can get a real good deal.