I started looking into the whole area of VPN a few months ago. As a novice it was all a bit of a tech nightmare to me and I had trouble understanding the technologies, jargon and what have you.
I spent a lot of time researching and asking questions on various forums. A lot of people recommended a lot of VPN providers but one kept being mentioned - Black VPN.
So I bit the bullet and signed up for a month. I wanted to be able to get access to BBC iPlayer from Ireland and also gibe HuLu a try in the states so I went foe the international package which was only 10 dollars (the norm I found was 20).
I installed their OpenVPn software and it worked immediately out of the box. No fuss, no hassle and I was able to watch iPLayer with ease and great speed.
I have also tried file downloads using the service and the speed is great, almost as good as my direct isp. I'll be back for more. Great VPN