I have always been under the impression that using a VPN significantly reduces speeds on the web. However, I have found this to be untrue.
I am on FTTC 80/20. I generally get speeds of about 70mbs and 18mbps which is great, but when i used my VPN and chose the Amsterdam Server I was astonished to find that I got 168mbps download and 22mbps upload. I have tried on several occasions over a few days and still got these speeds.
Is this the 'norm' or is Ookla Speed Tester getting inaccurate results because of the VPN?