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DSL Internet Providers

DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line, the high speed means of connecting on to the Internet using a traditional phone line to do it. This technology is actually quite revolutionary, as it splits the phone line frequencies into two separate bands. Phone lines possess both lower frequency and higher frequency bands. Lower frequency bands are about 4 kHz and less and are utilized to carry the telephone service. Higher frequency bands run 25 kHz or more and are employed to carry the DSL Internet signal to an individual's computer, laptop, or other mobile device.

How DSL Works

DSL has one drawback which can be overcome. This lies in the fact that when DSL is carried on the same line with the telephone, there is an interference that users can hear in their phone lines, and conversely when the phone is picked up it can interfere with the DSL signal quality. The answer to this is filters which the DSL company technician happily installs on all phone lines in the house. They can not only be installed on the line where the tech connects the DSL equipment.

Benefits and Advantages to DSL

DSL offers two main advantages to its users. The first is the speed with which various web pages load. In fact both uploading and downloading times become reduced exponentially with DSL.

The second benefit has to do with the advantage to not tying up a phone line. With old dial up Internet, a person had to disconnect from the Internet every time he or she used the phone to talk. Whenever a phone was picked up, it would literally "kick a person off" of the Internet, and sometimes even if a call came in which the person did not answer this kick off the Internet effect would happen as well.

Things You Can Do With DSL

DSL is fast enough that users are able to download larger video files. Customers can even stream live movies and watch them directly as they are downloading. They are able to play interactive online universe games too.

Availability and Coverage

DSL providers that deliver the DSL service bring out all the equipment that is needed to run DSL Internet. The downside to this DSL Internet is that setting it up is more complicated than simply getting the cable from a person's phone jack to his or her computer or laptop. For people who do not live close enough to one or more DSL providers, they may find that the DSL availability in their area is not sufficient to engage the service. For more information, choose your state below.

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DSL Speeds

DSL speeds come in a range that will depend on how close a user is to the DSL service provider. This is why DSL availability is so important to known in determining whether it will be a personally practical solution or not. Traditional speeds of the DSL service vary from 768 kilobytes per second to as much as 7 Mbps. In order to reach these optimal speeds, the user has to be found within two miles or less of the phone company main office from where the DSL is coming.

DSL Deals and Bundles

If you say that you are serious about getting DSL in my area, there are bundles and deals available for the service. The bandwidth is dedicated and the prices are lower than cable Internet and its lower speed plans. Unless a person is willing to go all in on one of the new fiber optic Internet services, DSL offers a higher speed, reliable broadband Internet service at a price that is more than competitive against its rivals in the space. Call us and ask about DSL in your area today.