"We've built HSI from the ground up to make it easy, fast, and most of all helpful for you. It's our goal to make sure you get the best internet service, wherever you are." - Tanner Christensen, HSI Strategist
A Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) gives you all the benefits of using your existing phone network to provide you high-speed broadband Internet. You'll even have the option to make and receive phone calls while you're online.
DSL service gives you an Internet connection that is always on, even when you are using your phone line. Due to the low frequency of the "analog" data that travels through the copper phone lines while on a phone call, there is an entire high frequency range available on the line that can be used for DSL Internet.
Now with Broadband DSL you can have all the benefits of high speed broadband using the telephone lines that are already in place in your home or office.
DSL is a distance-sensitive Internet technology, which means that you will get the best service within three miles of the central hub. However, you have the option of subscribing to various levels of service to suit your needs. Try the highspeedInternet.com Internet speed test to see how your current Internet compares to DSL.
DSL technology utilizes the existing telephone line network infrastructure to connect the consumer to the internet. Using telephone lines, DSL technology divides the lines into high and low-frequencies. The high-frequency bands are used to transmit internet communications such as data, voice, and video, and the low-frequency bands are used for regular telephone tasks, such as making and receiving calls. Unlike the older dial-up technology, which also uses existing phone lines, DSL allows the user to simultaneously be online and talking on the phone, using the same phone line.
There are currently several high-speed DSL Internet providers throughout the United States. The number of DSL providers has grown rapidly as the demand for broadband Internet connectivity has increased.
Using telephone lines, DSL technology divides the lines into high and low-frequencies. The high-frequency bands are used to transmit Internet communications such as data, voice, and video, and the low-frequency bands are used for regular telephone tasks.
Like most broadband, high speed internet connections, there is a discrepancy in connection speeds with DSL. The speed of the download or downstream connection, which is from the internet to the consumer's computer, is faster than the upload or upstream connection, which is from the consumer's computer to the internet.
For DSL Internet service, you will need to have a phone line running into your residence and a DSL modem. You may also need to install specialized phone jacks if you are planning on using the same phone line for both telephone operations and an Internet connection