ADSL Broadband

Covering 99% of the UK

 

ADSL is an abbreviation of asymmetric digital subscriber line – which basically refers to broadband through a telephone line.

Unlike dial-up, which uses the phone line to make a connection, ADSL actually works alongside the frequencies used for voice telephone calling, therefore allowing you to continue to make phone calls while using the internet. It enables faster data transmission through a single connection, but allows users to download data and make voice calls at the same time.

The distinguishing factor of ADSL is that the flow of data is greater in one direction than it is in the other – hence the name ‘asymmetric’. This is why download speeds are far greater than upload speeds. Consequently, ADSL broadband is usually marketed towards passive internet customers who rely on downloads but have little emphasis on uploads. The top speeds for downloads are usually 8Mb, and the top speeds for uploads are usually below 1Mb.

ADSL broadband is widely available in the UK – with coverage accessible for more than 99% of the UK population. As such, the majority of homes in the UK have ADSL connections.

Key Features

The best possible speed that the line will support. Up to 24Mb downstream
Increase in upstream speeds with up to 1Mb (compared to ADSL Max 800Kb)
Assured Rate Broadband products for applications needing low latency – ideal for SirusSIP Trunks
Static IP address included as standard
Great value line rental
Use existing line - there is no need to get a new line installed

 

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