COVID-19 and VPN usage increase in selected countries as of March 2020

VPN usage in the United States has surged during the coronavirus crisis, increasing 124 percent during the two weeks between March 8 and March 22, 2020. The United States reported an increase of over 33,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases during these two weeks. Increased VPN usage can have many reasons, the most popular ones being access to other digital media content and social networks, and most importantly, access to different news sources. As some countries restrict access to many news and media outlets, users frequently use VPN to stay up to date with crucial developments.

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VPN usage increase in selected countries impacted by the coronavirus between March 8 and March 22, 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 8 to 22, 2020

Number of respondents

53,000 respondents

Special properties

data is based on weekly users of the Atlas VPN network, wider industry metrics may vary

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