is a term used to describe high speed Internet access.
It comes in a number of forms - depending on how the data is
delivered - for example via cable, satellite and most commonly
using a telephone line.
InTech offers this version (ADSL) where large amounts of digital
information can be sent over an ordinary copper telephone line.
ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line which means
that the line operates at two different speeds, allowing information
to be downloaded more quickly than it is uploaded. Data can
be uploaded at a maximum of 256kbps (but, this can be as low
as 56kbps) and downloaded at speeds of 512kbps, 1024kbps or
2048kbps. All of the available speeds depend on the distance
from the BT exchange, contention and noise on the telephone
ADSL Broadband which connects at up to 40 times the speed of
a standard dial-up modem is ideal for downloading files, music
and movies making it ideal for both business and home use.
The connections are descibed as speeds being either 512kbps,
1024kbps or 2048kbps. These figures also describe the amount
of bandwidth that is available, which can be likened to a water
pipe. The larger the diameter of the pipe the more water can
be delivered in a faster time. This is the same for ADSL, the
larger the Bandwidth the more data that can be delivered in
a given time.