Private Internet Access (PIA), which is one of the top VPNs on the market, has recently launched its 50 Servers in 50 States campaign in an effort “to provide increased convenience and online privacy to citizens” across the country. Following this announcement, PIA users based in the US can now safely and locally browse the internet no matter which state they reside in.
The VPN provider is offering at least one IP address for each state in the US, either as a physical server or virtual location.
“We’ve even included a separate server in D.C., for a grand total of 51,” said PIA. “Everyone in the US should have the right to privacy, both online and off, regardless of their state. Unfortunately, the laws that protect your right to privacy in the real world don’t quite extend to the digital one.”
However, this campaign isn’t just about keeping users’ data secure. Having access to a local IP also allows people to stream and watch local programs while traveling to other states and even get better hotel prices while on vacation.
“The United States lacks a nationwide approach to online privacy. Federal and state regulations surrounding data privacy and security are ambiguous, and they continue to fall short of tackling real-world challenges,” said PIA. “Until we get broad, consistent legislation that protects our personal information in the digital world, we need to do what we can individually to defend ourselves.”
In order to get an IP address from any US state, simply download and install the PIA VPN app onto your device. PIA offers dedicated apps for most major platforms, including Android, WIndows, iOS, macOS, smart TVs, routers, and even gaming consoles. After installing the app onto your device, you’re now free to connect to PIA’s servers in any state.