DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. Generally, your local telephone company would provide internet connection via DSL.
- Uses standard telephone line with special equipment on each end to create always on Internet connections at speeds faster than dial up
- Two most common forms of DSL are ADSL and SDSL. ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It’s asymmetric because download speeds are faster than upload speeds.
- Requires installation of DSL receiver aka DSL modem, and possibly a hook up with a wireless router.
- Must be within about 10,000 feet from a main phone service switching center (central office).
- You’ll generally get 52 Mbit/s downstream and 16 Mbit/s upstream. However, faster speeds up to 100 Mbps may be possible the closer you get to the central office. Internet speed decreases as you get farther from the ISP.