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  • abbreviation Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

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  • initialism Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line


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  • ADSL is rapidly turning into the next "dial-up" technology as South Koreans upgrade their ADSL connections to fiber LAN connections.

    Latest Broadband Trends | Impact Lab 2007

  • The cost is more, usually about $475 US, because of the Antenna, LNA, Etc. With Infinitum the upload and download speeds are asynchronous, therefore the A in ADSL for $36 US I average a download speed of about 420 and an up load speed of about 64 to 70 kb/sec.

    Gas & the Internet 2006

  • After the dialup configuration, any time your ADSL is down, all you would have to do is connect a telephone line to your computer and click on the dialup icon, and you are in business, something you can not do with either Mexico-Wireless or with the cable company once they begin offering internet, here, lakeside. jaybear

    down again! 2006

  • While ADSL is likely to continue to grow more quickly than cable Internet for the next couple of years, I suspect that the cable MSOs are less worried about the quantity of broadband subscribers they acquire than the quality.

    Residential Broadband Grew 22% During 2005 | Impact Lab 2006

  • I understand they are re-sellers of ADSL and when ADSL is down they of course, would be down.

    no internet 2006

  • Since the ADSL comes from the phone lines I suspect you will need the phone.

    DSL in Chapala, no phone service 2006

  • Vonage does not require a computer but the amazing thing about ADSL is we can both be on line, both of us be talking to our daughter in Canada on Vonage, talking to a person here in Ajijic all at the same time on one little wire.

    ADSL upstream speed 2004

  • The learning curve for ADSL is pretty steep for phone guys that normally just deal with plain old telephone service (POTS).

    High Speed Internet 2003

  • So you're actually having to deal with two different companies when trying to resolve certain ADSL problems.

    High Speed Internet 2003

  • I think the biggest downside of ADSL is dealing with the Telco folks when there's a problem.

    High Speed Internet 2003


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