ADSL

ADSL broadband is delivered via a BT phone line. ADSL stands for asymmetric digital subscriber line. It is asymmetric as data is downloaded to your computer at a faster speed than it can be uploaded to the internet. The maximum download speed for ADSL broadband is 8 Meg.

ADSL is now available via nearly all BT exchanges in the UK. However there are still some areas that cannot receive ADSL broadband.

BT is not the only supplier of residential ADSL broadband. Other providers can buy access to the “local loop” from BT Wholesale and re-sell broadband to the consumer.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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