When proXPN launched in May of 2009 they had a goal of giving everyone the ability to protect their own privacy online and provide freedom of choice in the media they consume. That goal has proven to be in line with the growing needs of internet users in Canada.
The proXPN.com team recently ran reports to determine which countries have posted the highest growth in both free and Premium accounts over the 2012 calendar year. To date, Canada tops the list with over 600% growth in Premium accounts since January 1st, 2012.
After conducting interviews with a wide sampling of Canadian customers proXPN was able to determine the top three reasons Canadians use the service as well as why they chose proXPN over other VPN services.
The top reason reported for using proXPN was to unblock videos ordinarily restricted to people in the USA. Netflix was their primary interest, followed closely by Hulu. “Netflix is definitely a popular service for our Canadian users,” added Mr. Ingle, a senior technician at proXPN. The second most popular reason for using proXPN was to access other types of region-restricted content, while the third was the desire to secure their personal privacy online using proXPN’s encrypted connection.
The majority of customers in Canada stated that their primary reason for choosing proXPN over other VPN services was the free software download and account creation process. This was followed by ease of installation and use, and lastly that with data centers in New York City and Seattle, Washington proXPN’s connection speeds consistently beat out those of other VPN services.
Despite enjoying growing popularity in social media and on class-A websites such as MakeUseOf.com, the majority of the growth proXPN has seen in Canada has been through word of mouth.
In 2013 proXPN intends to work closely with Canadian customers on continuing to enhance the service to best serve their needs.
Founded in 2009, proXPN is a leading VPN provider that stands out from other services by offering free accounts. Stepping away from the SaaS standard practice of time-based free trials, a proXPN free account lasts for life and is limited only in the connection speed. proXPN Premium account users enjoy unlimited connection speeds as well as advanced features such as PPTP compatibility for mobile devices and VPN Guard™, proXPN’s method of cutting all data transfer should the VPN connection fail, thus ensuring all data is encrypted during transmission even if there’s a system error. proXPN’s firm stance on the importance of individual privacy and security online has echoed the growing public sentiment in 2012 during debates over SOPA and PIPA.