What is ADSL?

Published 27/04/2006 11:42   |    Updated 13/02/2009 12:56

What is ADSL?

ADSL - stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.

ADSL is a technology for transmitting digital information, typically to and from the Internet, at a high bandwidth on existing phone lines to homes and businesses. Unlike regular Internet dialup phone service, ADSL provides continuously-available, "always on" connection. ADSL is asymmetric in that it uses most of the available bandwidth on the line to transmit downstream (from the Internet) to the user and only a small part to receive information from the user (to the Internet). ADSL simultaneously accommodates calls on the same line.

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