DSL And High Speed Internet
There are many ways you can access High Speed Internet using the Web. One way to do this is through a cable modem. Another way to do this is via a digital subscriber line, otherwise known as a DSL connection. A DSL connection is one of the fastest ways to connect to the Internet, and uses the same technology your phone does to connect to the Web (only it’s a lot faster).
Of course not everyone can take advantage of DSL technology. Service is sometimes limited to specific locations so you’ll have to see if DSL is available in your area prior to taking advantage of a DSL connection.
How DSL Works
How does DSL work? It carries digital rather than analog data (analog data is carried by phone lines) over a telephone line without interference. Most DSL providers provide asymmetrical DSL service. This means that the available frequencies that data can be transmitted across in a line are divided so that most of the time the end user will have access to much faster connections when downloading and uploading information.
There are of course other forms of DSL services including VDSL, which works over short distances, SDSL, which won’t allow you to use your phone at the same time but is often faster for sending information and RADSL where the modem automatically adjusts the speed of your connection based on the quality and length of the line it is using to connect with.