DSL Internet Services

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is a fancy name for the telephone company’s brand of high speed internet. Unlike the cable company’s coaxial cable, the DSL is delivered via the same copper lines that supply your local phone service. With millions of miles of lines already in place, DSL is a great option for many homes across the country. The bandwidth within the copper line is split, allowing both phone and internet service. You will need a DSL modem for internet access.

DSL Speeds

DSL is one of the most widely available of the broadband carriers. So why aren’t they dominating the internet service market? The copper wires that string around our neighborhoods work perfectly for the transmission on phone, however broadband internet service is limited. Do to the bandwidth required for DSL internet there is a 18,000 ft limit from the service providers hub. The farther your home is from the hub the slower the internet service. Typical speeds available are 1.5, 3 and 6mbps down load. These speeds are not ideal for someone who loves to stream video or downloads large files, but for surfing and emailing, these speeds will be just fine.

Will DSL Work for you?

The availability of DSL, and the affordability make this internet service provider a great choice for many homes. Usually DSL will be just fine for the average internet surfer. If happen to be close to the providers hub you may be able to receive 6mbps down load speeds. At 6mbps streaming standard definition, YouTube video watching, emailing and Facebooking will work just fine. Speeds of 3mbps or slower will not be ideal for streaming video but emailing, Facebook and surfing the web will work just fine.

Ordering DSL Internet Providers

There are some really affordable rates from the phone DSL providers. When we search your address we can see which speeds are available at your location. AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon and Frontier have some very competitive DSL high speed internet services. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) may be just the right fit for your family. Let us know what type of usage you will be doing and we will be happy to go over all of your service options. For any questions call us at 1-888-282-0551 or check out our FAQ page.