Apparently they are offering a special $11.99 a month unlimited.
From what I can tell they are owned by Giganews and recently upgraded retention. Since they've been around since 1995 I trust they will be here tomorrow. But more interesting to me is whether this will essentially be Giganews service at lower cost. A traceroute indicates it is just giganews server farm. But retention is reportedly lower than Giganews claim. Could it be a mirror or another server farm in the same datacenter spooling from GN main servers?
Since I read this forum often enough as well as others, I know all about Astraweb, so please keep any discussion of how you like Astraweb or its $11 deal out of this thread. I've had it for months so I'm well aware of its greatness. I just get much better upload speeds to Giganews datacenter (and my Highwinds reseller block account used for posting) and am thinking of consolidating to one simple account.