VPN slowing you down? Try these steps to speed things up

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We’ll be upfront: Unless your internet provider is deliberately throttling your connection speeds, using a virtual private network will slow down your internet. It’s the nature of how VPNs work, and there’s really no way around it. However, there are a few things that might give your VPN a bit of a speed boost.VPNs add a layer of encryption to your internet connection while routing your data through a server in a remote location. This is the process that is primarily responsible for the speed loss — it takes time to encrypt and decrypt your traffic, …