DSL, which stands for digital subscriber line, which uses an existing copper telephone line as the medium for a high speed internet connection. Users simply connect to the internet through a phone wall jack and because your DSL and phone connection operate in different frequencies, you can use both at the same time. There are 2 types of DSL transmission: symmetrical and asymmetrical. Symmetrical DSL offers you the same upload and download speeds, whereas asymmetrical DSL gives you more download speeds than upload speeds. Considering that the majority of people download more than they upload, asymmetrical is a more popular transmission type.
When looking at top DSL providers, it is important to take into account more than just speed. Data caps, customer support, contract terms, and installations can each make a huge impact on your overall experience with your provider. Based on this crieria, the top 4 DSL providers are:
The largest DSL provider is AT&T, based on the amount of customers and states that they service. AT&T has over 120 million customers in 21 different states.
Average download speeds for DSL range from 1.5 Mbps to 8 Mbps. The speed of your service can be affected by the length of your line from the residence to the central network. The farther way you are, the slower your speed will be.
The initial setup fee for DSL can run anywhere between $100-$150. On average, DSL customers pay between $50-$60 for service.
DSL is fairly easy to set up through your existing telephone wires, and you have your own dedicated circuit which means you never have to share bandwidth with your neighbors. DSL is also a very affordable broadband option compared to most.
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