What is DSL?
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Basics of DSL Internet
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is an instaneous broadband Internet connection that uses a telephone line to tranmit data. DSL creates a data delivery system through your existing phone line to give you high speed access to the Internet. Although it uses your phone line, it does not interfere with phone calls.
To get DSL Internet service, you will need to use a DSL modem. Monthly charges for basic DSL service vary greatly by provider and area.
DSL speed is at least five times faster than dial-up Internet access and can be relatively the same speed as cable Internet service. However, DSL speed can vary widely from location to location. Distance from the phone company’s central location is a big factor.
If you live more than three miles from the phone company’s central office, you may have problems with slow sped, poor connectivity or DSL may not be available at all.
Another benefit to DSL? It’s always on. You never need to dial up to connect.
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