ADSL2+: The Basics

  • The basics of ADSL
  • Connecting broadband at home
  • What is the difference between ADSL and ADSL2+

ADSL is an acronym for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It is the evolutionary product from older DSL standards, with higher speed and bandwidth than its predecessors. 

ADSL2+ is an ‘updated version’ of the original ADSL service, with even faster speeds, greater bandwidth and functionality. ADSL services employ your existing phone line to send and receive internet data, rather than having you purchase another separate phone line purely for Internet purposes. 

This minimises installation costs and provides discounted broadband and line rental through provider bundles that include both the home phone and Internet.

Using one provider for both services also increases the convenience by receiving one compiled bill and having one contact point if things go wrong. 

ADSL2+ is currently the most popular type of broadband in the country and is available in most areas.

There are a number of factors that can affect the potential speed of your Internet using this service however, such as distance from the exchange.

These factors should be considered carefully to ensure that you are getting the best possible service, as well as what you personally need from your Internet connection. 

Be sure to give us a call on 1300 106 571 so we can help you find out how you can get the most from your Internet connection, or alternatively, check out our links below if you’d like to know more about ADSL/ADSL2+.