DSL Speeds

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DSL Speed Resources

Here’s a couple tools to help you figure out your current DSL Internet speed and find speed upgrade options.

Our favorite DSL speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/. Easy, accurate, informative.

Find the best speed upgrades in your area:

Common DSL speeds

Below are some typical download speeds for a DSL Internet connection and how long common activities take.

3 Mbps 5 Mbps 10 Mbps 15 Mbps
How long will it take to open up Facebook? 2 sec 1 sec < 1 sec < 1 sec
How fast can I upload a photo to Instagram? 20 sec 12 sec 6 sec 3 sec
Can I stream music on Spotify without skipping? yes yes yes yes
Can I stream a Netflix movie without buffering? SD quality HD quality HD quality HD quality

Is DSL the best option?

What is DSL?

DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. DSL is a type of Internet technology that connects subscribers to a high-speed Internet bandwidth connection across a telephone network. Because DSL uses the same line as a regular telephone, in most homes across the U.S. it can be set up quickly and easily by using an ordinary phone jack.

How fast is DSL?

The average DSL speed depends on what provider you use and what speed tiers they offer. If you ever find yourself asking, “why is my DSL so slow?” it might be time to switch to a higher tier.

Typically, DSL services are more reliable than cable Internet. This is because you don’t have to share the network share a line with your neighbors when you have DSL. Download speeds and bandwidth are usually greater than cable’s at peak traffic times. Check DSL speed options near you today.

How does DSL compare to other providers?