How Far Can DSL Be Extended?

5.5 km

What is the maximum distance Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line?

The speed potential of an ADSL line depends on how far away the subscriber is from the central office. The greater the distance, the lower the data rate. For even the longest runs from 12,000 to 18,000 feet, data rates of up to about 2 Mbps are possible.

Which DSL technology provides the highest data rate?

VDSL (very high bit-rate digital subscriber line) is the fastest DSL service. It offers downstream rates of up to 52 Mbps and upstream rates of up to 2.3 Mbps over a single copper wire.

Is DSL analog or digital?

DSL is an analog signal that runs at very high frequencies in the available analog spectrum on your telephone line. If DSL were truly digital, you could not share voice and dsl on the same line.

Is DSL better than cable?

Bottom Line: Cable Is Faster in Theory

In terms of theoretical peak performance, cable modems run faster than DSL. Cable technology currently supports approximately 1000 Mbps of bandwidth (and some as high as 2000 Mbps) in many areas. Most forms of DSL reach speeds of less than 100 Mbps.

When did DSL become available?

Cable modems first came on the scene in about 1995 but was very localised / nichey. ADSL was first commercially available in 1997 but very low volume. It was bout 1999 before early adopters started using it, and the following year it reached 4% penetration.

What is meant by digital subscriber line DSL?

Stands for “Digital Subscriber Line.” DSL is a communications medium used to transfer digital signals over standard telephone lines. Along with cable Internet, DSL is one of the most popular ways ISPs provide broadband Internet access.

Is DSL good for gaming?

When it comes to gaming, ping is king and low latency is everything — much more so than bandwidth. Even a relatively slow DSL connection can provide a great gaming experience so long as you have low latency to cut down lag. Unfortunately, ISPs advertise plans by bandwidth with nary a mention of ping or latency.

The leading DSL technologies being deployed today include:

  • RADSL – (Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line)
  • ADSL – Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line.
  • ADSL Lite (or G.lite)
  • R-ADSL – Rate-Adapative Digital Subscriber Line.
  • HDSL – Hight Bit-Rate Digital Subscriber Line.
  • IDSL – ISDN Digital Subscriber Line.

What is normal DSL speed?

The average basic DSL speed in 2010 is between 768 kilobytes per second (Kbps) and 1.5 megabytes per second (Mbps). For high-end service, which costs more but offers a faster connection, the average is around 3 Mbps to 7 Mbps.