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We tested popular VPNs to see which was fastest. Here's what we found.

Mark Kaufman

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a way to add a layer of anonymity or privacy to your internet browsing.

But, it doesn't come for free. 

VPN companies host these networks, and you must subscribe. There are dozens of options to choose from, and they vary in both speed and effectiveness. We've tested some of the most popular VPNs and evaluated them based on how fast they are, as many users want to know whether or not the service they're using is one of the fastest VPNs available.

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