ADSL

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a high-speed transmission standard that uses the same wires as a normal telephone service, but is much faster and provides a user with an always-on connection to the Internet so there is no need to dial an access number and no delay.

Computing

  • noun a high-speed transmission standard that uses the same copper telephone wires as a normal telephone service, but is much faster than a standard modem or a digital system such as ISDN.

Electronics

  • digital communications technology and equipment with which connection speeds can reach over 10 Mbps downstream and over 2 Mbps upstream. This difference in transmission speeds accounts for its name. This technology, which uses ordinary copper lines, provides for the same phone line to be split into two, one for analog voice and the other for DSL data. This allows, for example, a user to be conversing on the telephone while using the same line to browse the Internet. It is an abbreviation of asymmetric digital subscriber line, asymmetric digital subscriber loop, asymmetric digital subscriber link, asymmetrical digital subscriber line, asymmetrical digital subscriber link, or asymmetrical digital subscriber loop.
  • acronym forasymmetric digital subscriber link
  • acronym forasymmetric digital subscriber loop
  • acronym forasymmetrical digital subscriber link
  • acronym forasymmetrical digital subscriber loop
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