We'll be moving to China and when there I want to be able to access the Internet without worrying about being restricted from accessing sites such as BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, etc.
I've heard about public proxies, but it seems like they can be slow and unreliable. So, it seems like a private proxy might be the way to go.
My question has 3 related parts:
a) Based on my objectives, am I on the right track in seeking out a private proxy (see additional background below)?
b) What are the best, most reputable private proxies to go with with? Need specific referrals here and clear directions on how to set up.
c) Should I go with SOCKS or HTTP connection?
Feel free to provide any other guidance.
--I will have a high speed internet connection in my residence
--I am interested in a fast proxy connection.
--I am willing to pay up to $50 or so per month for the service.
--I am not as concerned with anonymity, my focus is to be able to access all websites freely, use SKYPE, email etc.. Although I suppose going with a private proxy would provide some level of enhanced anyonymity.