Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - ADSL


DEFINITION of 'Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - ADSL'

A new technology that provides high transmission speeds for video and voice to homes over ordinary copper telephone wire. It will be most cost-effective in areas with a low market penetration of cable TV.

BREAKING DOWN 'Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - ADSL'

Sometimes just called DSL, this is considered to be the major competition to cable modems.

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