The Broadband Guide
search advanced
FAQs Categories:

What is DSL Internet access ?

DSL Internet connectivity is a high-speed internet connection over the existing copper telephone cabling infrastructure.

Unlike Cable modems, DSL provides for dedicated bandwidth between users and the DSL provider's central office, however there is little or no bandwidth guarantee across the Internet for residential lines. DSL maximum bandwidth is usually lower, however more stable than Cable modem rate, because of differences in their respective network technologies.

xDSL uses a greater range of frequencies over the telephone cable than the traditional telephone services have used. This in turn allows for greater bandwidth with which to send and receive information. xDSL bandwidth has improved a lot over the years, however distance limitations and line quality conditions can reduce what speeds are actually achievable.

  Post your review/comments
News Glossary of Terms FAQs Polls Cool Links SpeedGuide Teams SG Premium Services SG Gear Store
Registry Tweaks Broadband Tools Downloads/Patches Broadband Hardware SG Ports Database Security Default Passwords User Stories
Broadband Routers Wireless Firewalls / VPNs Software Hardware User Reviews
Broadband Security Editorials General User Articles Quick Reference
Broadband Forums General Discussions
Advertising Awards Link to us Server Statistics Helping SG About