My ISP recently dropped newsgroups, and after some trial & error I found a
decent backup. They may be worth a look if you've also lost Usenet access
and aren't excited with free alternatives like Google.
For $2 month I get binary & text groups, NNTP & Web access, newsgroup
search, and SSL encryption. They also offer a free 2 day trial so you can
check them out prior to getting a membership...