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Is Fat Pipe DSL internet a great option for me? 2 strong reasons to get ADSL.

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So what is fat pipe DSL internet or ADSL and is it an option for you?

ADSL has long been a staple for South Africans wanting to connect to the Internet – especially the early adopters. ADSL or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, long name right…. that’s why you probably didn’t know what it stands for, its as old as the hills and works with copper cable and offers high-speed connectivity, as opposed to older technologies, such as dial up internet that worked through a landline with a modem.

According to formal definitions, DSL is a family of internet connectivity solutions that transmit digital data over regular telephone lines. In technical telecoms lingo, the acronym DSL is generally understood to mean asymmetric digital subscriber line, also known as ADSL, which is the most commonly installed DSL technology, for Internet access. 

The Max speed of DSL

Maximum download speeds for DSL range from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps, when classed against a high end of 45 Mbps on the most popular DSL service options. For sure, 100 Mbps is definitely a faster internet connection than most homes require, even in a home that is using several internet-connected devices. Lower DSL connection speed options are also available, generally starting at 15 Mbps or 25 Mbps.

Read to discover the Pro’s and Cons of ADSL!

Reason to get DSl Internet
  1. ADSL is pretty much available across South Africa, unlike fibre as Telkom invested heavily in this technology; and
  2. Speeds are comparative to most basic data lines and as long as there arent many people on the same line, you probably wont notice the difference between DSL and fibre.
Reasons against DSL Internet
  1. If you rent close to a Telkom exchange you could experience some latency;
  2. Electricity has a direct impact on performance, ala load shedding; and
  3. Old copper cables are susceptible to theft
Ultimately the decision for or against DSL boils down to two things:
  1. Do you have fibre in your area? Check coverage HERE.
  2. If you have fibre… is DSL cheaper?

To understand how much data you may need for application commonly used, have a look at this so that you can make a decision on what best suits you! 

What do we have on offer? Fat Pipe Business DSL is built for households and small to medium sized companies specifically to offer the service and connectivity experience they need, at the price they need. We know that a high-speed, reliable internet connection is critical to your growing business, and Fat Pipe Business delivers just that. This is a premium DSL service, with our network continuously managed to ensure a superior internet experience. Fat Pipe Business plans include five static IPs, and a fully managed hardware service that includes a sophisticated router.

Contact our sales team to help you determine whats best by emailing or call/whatsapp 079 694 7120.

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