Can VPN’s Boost Internet Speed?

I have used a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on my computers and iDevices for several years. Overall, I think it is a good security and privacy idea. Recently, some people report that a VPN actually speeds up their Internet connection. Really? My constant experience with a VPN is that it always slows down my network speeds considerably. This article explains how VPN’s work, but it also describes a situation in which a VPN might just speed up your connection.