Compare ADSL Broadband Plans
Suitable when you can't access ADSL2 plans
- Plans for light and heavy users
- Bundle plans available
- Speeds up to 8Mbps
ADSL has now been superseeded by ADSL2+ however for customers who cannot get ADSL2+ they may be able to access ADSL. ADSL uses the copper lines and can get speeds up to 8Mpbs.
ADSL broadband, also known as ADSL1, is broadband over the copper phone lines. While not as fast as ADSL2+, ADSL is available in many regional areas where ADSL2+ is not offered. Speeds on ADSL are up to 8Mbps, which is fast enough to watch videos, make VoIP calls or browse the internet without drop-outs. In many cases, ADSL2+ is not available in regional areas, or in places where there is an infrastructure problem such as a pair gain or RIM. There is an ADSL plan to suit everyone, from less than 1GB a month for light users, to unlimited plans for heavy users. When shopping around for an ADSL broadband connection, bear in mind that you will also have to pay for a home phone service. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer a discount for signing up to a home phone service and an ADSL plan. Bundling two services also gives you the convenience of one bill. You will also notice that you have a choice of speeds, with cheaper plans available at the lower speeds. At Compare Broadband, we recommend a speed of at least 1,500kbps on an ADSL plan. This is a good speed for watching video or viewing websites with photos and other media. Gamers, heavy downloaders, or anyone who considers fast internet speeds should consider paying more for an 8,000kbps plan. In order to use your ADSL connection, you will need an ADSL modem. You can buy one from the provider when you call up, or buy your own from any electronics retailer. If you want wireless broadband throughout our home, you will need to buy a Wi-Fi router or a combined modem and Wi-Fi router.