asymmetric digital subscriber line

noun
variants: or less commonly asymmetrical digital subscriber line

Definition of asymmetric digital subscriber line

: a digital subscriber line in which information is transferred faster in one direction than the other That is because Mr. Scaglia faces formidable competition from Telecom Italia, which is focusing on a less effective but also much less expensive broadband alternative known as ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line), which uses the telephone company's existing copper wires.— Eric Sylvers abbreviation ADSL

First Known Use of asymmetric digital subscriber line

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Asymmetric digital subscriber line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asymmetric%20digital%20subscriber%20line. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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