digital subscriber line


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 Hillsdale resident Tod Wohlfarth pays $110 a month for a low-speed digital subscriber line from Consolidated Communications. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "Broadband Internet Promises Are Left Unfulfilled in Many Rural Areas," 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, "The 10 ways life would be different without broadband," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of digital subscriber line

1984, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Digital subscriber line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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