Cistron, KPN en nog een hele bende zullen na de zomer met (A)DSL komen. Eindelijk snel internet voor de massa (afhankelijk van de aanbieder). Niet alleen de gelukkigen met kabel (en dan geen Casema ) zullen dadelijk boven de 50kb kunnen surfen. De ins en outs van DSL zijn in een leuk artikel door CNET gegoten.

Hopelijk is DSL ook ping vriendelijk Perhaps you've heard about it at work or seen the commercials on television. Or maybe you desperately want higher speed Internet access, but a T1 line seems a little extreme, not to mention expensive. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you need to know about DSL before you sign up for the service: What exactly is it? How does it work? How fast is it really? Where do you get it? And most importantly, how much does it cost? What Is DSL?

DSL stands for digital subscriber line. The technology uses regular copper telephone lines to connect homes and small businesses to the Internet at high speeds. Those speeds typically range from 512 kbps to 1.544 mbps (nearly 30 times faster than a 56-kbps modem) for downstream transfers, which are downloads or file transfers to your PC. Upstream DSL speeds--file uploads and transfers from your PC to somewhere else--are usually much slower, around 128 kbps, depending on what type of DSL service you have. What do these numbers mean? Simply put, you can have an Internet connection at speeds approaching those of a T1 line for a fraction of the price. Like T1, DSL is an always-on connection, which is handy if you host a small Web site, connect several branch offices, or just hate the time it takes to dial in to the Net with a traditional analog modem.Hopelijk is dit binnenkort ook in Nederland.