A-D-S-L, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, is technology for transmitting digital information at high speeds on existing phone lines to homes and businesses. A-D-S-L is asymmetric in that is uses most of the channel to transmit data to you and only a small part to receive information from you. A-D-S-L requires a special modem. The significant advantage that A-D-S-L offers to users is an economical means of substantially increasing bandwidth as much as 25 times faster than modems in residences and small offices. Megabit download speeds and always-on connectivity are universally acclaimed as one of the benefits to the user. The ability to use the telephone and P-C simultaneously without a second line will also appeal to many on-line users. Of course, those characteristics generate other advantages by enabling applications like telework, distance learning, etc. Moreover, when compared to cable modems, the A-D-S-L per-subscriber line service provides more security than the shared cable modem. That element of security is important for services line on-line baking or e-commerce. Ask an Internet provider for more information about A-D-S-L.
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