digital subscriber line

noun

Definition of digital subscriber line

: a high-speed communications connection used for accessing the Internet and carrying short-range transmissions over ordinary telephone lines abbreviation DSL

Examples of digital subscriber line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s still generally better than DSL (digital subscriber line), but downright glacial by 2021 standards. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2020 Hillsdale resident Tod Wohlfarth pays $110 a month for a low-speed digital subscriber line from Consolidated Communications. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020 Residential consumers started to sign up for high-speed internet provided by phone companies (DSL, or digital subscriber line, service) and cable companies. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of digital subscriber line

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of digital subscriber line was in 1984

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7 Nov 2021

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“Digital subscriber line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digital%20subscriber%20line. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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