ADSL is an acronym for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line; It is a type of DSL broadband communications technology used for connecting to the Internet. ADSL allows more data to be sent over existing copper telephone lines) when compared to traditional modem lines.
It is also known as your Home or Business Broadband. Before jumping into an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line explanation, let’s explain DSL first or “Digital Subscriber Line” (DSL).
Very simply put, it is your connection to the internet. From your computer to the World Wide Web(WWW). There are lots of different names or categories for the Internet: broadband, ADSL, NBN, cable, wireless, mobile broadband, 3G, 4G, LTE, etc.
ADSL has the “A” in front of “DSL” because it’s “Asynchronous” and it means that not going at the same rate. There is an up and down part of each line or internet connection.The down part of the line is different for the up part. Think of an email, if you receive an email, it is down part, as in download. Sending an email is the “up” part or upload, it’s going up to the magical internet clouds.
How does ADSL broadband work?
- It is the name given to a broadband connection which works through the copper wires of your existing phone line.
- WhenAsymmetric Digital Subscriber Line broadband is installed, a microfilter is plugged into your phone connection. It separates the frequency of your phone line from that of your broadband connection. It is this that allows you to surf the web while chatting on the phone.
- It broadband comes through the BT phone line network directly to your house.
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