DSL vs Broadband

@deltax (287)
Philippines
April 3, 2007 5:14am CST
What is the difference between the two? Some say DSL is better and others prefer broadband. What do these actually mean? Any idea for a non-techie?
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6 responses
@eddie420 (23)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
DSL is broadband already. Broadband is a general term for any technology that transfer data over a broad bandwidth or simply a high speed internet access such as DSL, cable etc. etc.
@rycker (23)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
That's right! DSL falls under the category of a broadband connection.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Well DSL and Broadband are one and the same just refering to it in different ways. The same goes for Cable modem and broadband. Broadband is any highspeed internet connection that doesnt use a dial up modem.
@ursfriend (218)
• United States
3 Apr 07
DSL is a family of technologies that provide digital data transmission over the local telephone line. DSL originally stands for digital subscriber loop and more friendly as digital subscriber line. the popular versions are DSL and ADSL. Broadband in telecommunication term refers to as signaling term which includes and handles a large amount of frequencies. DSL itself is a broadband technique and there are many other broadband techniques. Hop I answered ur question
@miejanne (223)
• Finland
3 Apr 07
DSL is broadband connection. Broadband connection is high data transmission rate internet connection. It can be DSL, cable modem, Wi-Fi whatever as long as it's transfer rate is at least 256kbit/s.
@akopoto (177)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
Are they really different from each other? From what I know is that DSL is a kind of a broadband connectiong. DSL is a broadband connection that uses the phonelines while Cable broadband is a broadband connection that uses the cable connection (TV). I'm not really sure about this.
@rjdreyes (279)
• Japan
3 Apr 07
The DSL is much better than broadband internet, in terms of speed and purposed. But i used WiFi/ Boardband internet, and i don't yet encountered any problems using of it. It is really good to have a DSL connection but i rather chose Boardband cause the low rate of they offer, i got a connection of 256kbps (kilobytes per second) of data download/upload rate. And its worth it. In DSL i think the minimum is 312kbps or more. I think choosing which is more better, i think it depends on your purposed and choice. On WiFi you can used your account anywhere you go. But if you're really need fast connection and business type go to DSL.