What is a VPN?

Watching Geo-Blocked Content with a VPN

Are you tired of black out regulations that prevent you from watching your home team play ball? Do you wish you could watch great foreign programs, but can’t just because of where you live? Are you missing the Olympics because you don’t have a Cable TV subscription, and an Antenna won’t work where you live? Then the answer is pretty simple: use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that will allow you to access this otherwise restricted content.

What is VPN


How VPN Works


A VPN works by rerouting a person’s computer connection and altering the IP address so that it would look like it’s coming from another location. It will give you a protected connection for all the TV shows you want to view and you don’t have to worry about hackers and malware threats.


How much does a VPN service cost?

Different companies have different rates and it’s a good idea to browse through all of them and pick the most suitable VPN package for you. Most VPN services cost around $5 to $15 a month but look for special offers as this price can drop substantially.


What are the companies that offer such a service?

Here are the best VPN service companies right now:

  •  Overplay – Their VPN connection is very reliable and can give consumers plenty of access with a minimum price of $5 per month.
  • PureVPN – They have connection speeds of up to 21Mbps and is perfect for people who love to download a lot of videos along with gamers who play a lot of online video games.
  • BoxPN – Compared to other companies, the VPN of Box Private Network is a lot faster. It also has a very secure network which is great for individuals who are into P2P file sharing.
  • UnoTelly – Spotify, Hulu and Netflix are the main draw for this company (though I believe using VPN services to access geo-blocked Hulu does technically violate US law). It also has two main VPN packages: UnoVPN and UnoDNS. These choices provide excellent access for Roku and the Playstation Network.
  • Witopia – This company has a policy to never disclose or record the user’s information and is considered by netizens to be a great file sharing VPN service that has speeds of up to 9 Mbps.


Is using a VPN Legal?

From everything that I have read, the answer seems to be yes. In most countries around the world VPNs are perfectly legal so long as you’re not using it to cause harm to other people, hacking, illegal downloading, accessing child-pornography, sending spam emails and messages, or any other fraudulent activities. Even universities and major corporations sometimes offer VPN services for accessing sensitive data from off-site computers.


As always, comments are welcome and encouraged.
Do you use a VPN? If so what VPN services do you use, and should I add them to my list of top providers? And besides what I have listed above, what do you find most valuable about using a VPN?


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