DSL which which stands for digital subscriber line, is one of the fastest ways available for connecting to the internet. This service was first established in 1984 and since then, DSL's technology has been greatly improved.
The main advantage of using a DSL service is that this technology uses a regular phone line to send information and so one does not need any special equipment other than a phone line and a DSL modem (which most DLS companies offer for free). The end result is very fast internet speeds with a very simple and user friendly technology not to mention the very affordable DSL cost per month.
The internet speeds which one can achieve by using DSL service greatly depend on the provider and the customer's physical distance from the company's main office.There are many internet companies in the U.S which provide DSL internet service and this article provides information on some of these top DLS providers.
Verizon, At&t and Earthlink are probably the three biggest DSL providers in the U.S. Verizon offers a "power plan" in which the download speeds are 3.1 Mbps and the upload speed is 770 Kbps. Other features of this provider are up to 10 Email accounts,a thirty-day-money-back guaranteed policy, 24/7 technical support and a free modem. This plan is free for the first three months, and is $19.99 per month after that with a 1 year contract.
At&t is arguably the largest DSL providing company in the U.S with four different DSL plans: basic, express, Pro and Elite. The basic package is $19.99 per month and offers a 770 Kbps download speed and up 128 Kbps upload speeds. At&t's fastest package, the Elite, offers speeds up to 6 Mbps for download and 770 Kbps for upload and costs about $35.00 per month. Other features include eleven Email accounts,free Ani-virus,free firewall and 24/7 customer support.
The Earthlink company provides a DSL package that costs around $19.95 per month with a one year contract and offers download speeds up to 3 Mbps and upload speeds up to 768 Kbps. Other features include free activation, free anti-virus, free pop-up blocker, eight Email accounts and a 24/7 customer support line.