Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
The Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, or ADSL, is communication technology designed to offer faster connection speeds over traditional telephone lines than dial-up internet can provide. It's what powers many internet connections around the world, and it's the technology that enabled the broadband internet speeds which drove Web 2.0 and beyond. Although today ADSL is supplanted in many well-connected areas by fiber internet connections, ADSL is still an important technology for many. Understanding what ADSL is can be an important step in picking the right connection for your home or business.