We’re expanding our VPN network to help during COVID-19 lockdowns

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by in Service Updates.

Illustration of new VPN servers during COVID-19


The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how society interacts. Travel has ground to a halt, working from home has become the norm, and large parts of the global population are practicing “social distancing” and remaining in their homes. 

However, just because we must remain separated from each other to “flatten the curve” does not mean we are isolated. There have been numerous instances of people around the world finding creative ways to overcome the distance between us and deliver the support and friendship we all need in these stressful times. 

This pandemic has also proved that the Internet is still effective at bringing people together. During this time of widespread lockdowns, we’ve relied on the Internet more than ever. Video chat services and social media are seeing all-time highs in traffic. We know how much of a difference just being able to speak with and see our loved ones can make. 

We also know that sometimes, when you need to relax and decompress, there’s nothing better than watching your favorite show. In fact, so many people have been comforting themselves with Netflix that the streaming service had to reduce its streaming quality to avoid breaking the Internet. 

That is why we are working diligently to continue expanding our network. Since the pandemic began, we have added 53 new servers. 

Here is a list of all the new servers so far

3 Basic plan servers, 5 Plus plan servers 

3 Basic plan servers, 5 Plus plan servers 

3 Basic plan servers, 5 Plus plan servers 

3 Basic plan servers, 5 Plus plan servers 

3 Basic plan servers, 5 Plus plan servers 

1 Free plan server

We have also added new Secure Core capacity in:

  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • US

See where all our VPN servers are located.

These new servers increase our capacity to reach more people and improve service for our current users. Whether you are going online to video chat with family or stream geo-blocked videos — or access other content — we will be here to provide you with an Internet connection that protects your security, privacy, and freedom. 

Adding new servers is just one of the efforts we are undertaking to support the global community in these extraordinary times. Check back to our blog and follow our social media channels for more updates.

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Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined the Proton team to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

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