asymmetric digital subscriber line

noun
variants: or less commonly

asymmetrical digital subscriber line

Definition of asymmetric digital subscriber line

  1. :  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

1991

First Known Use of asymmetric digital subscriber line

1991


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