DSL Internet providers: We check availability, speeds and prices
Broadband Expert will show you DSL internet providers by zip code so you know which companies and services are available in your area. You can use Broadband Expert to check local availability at your address and can then compare prices and speeds of the various service providers to help you pick the best option. You can also check out what other customers of their DSL providers by heading over to our reviews section. We will also show you satellite and cable options in your area so you can see the full range of services and make a more informed decision. Once you find a service you are interested in just call the number in the comparison table next to the package for more details, if you have any questions or if you want to sign-up to the deal.
Installation and set-up, how it works and what sort of speed should I expect?
There’s no need to worry about this since whichever supplier you pick will provide the relevant equipment like routers and modems and installation is very straight forward. Many providers send an engineer out to install the service so can be up and running with the minimum of hassle. Without boring you with the technical details what is worth knowing is that whilst speeds can still be good typically fiber optic (cable) broadband is faster. DSL speeds should be suitable for most internet users however if you download lots of movies and online games then it could be worth considering a cable package if you want the highest speeds.
For those who do want to know a little more about how the technology works it’s the same technology that allows you to make phone call and send and receive digital information at the same time over a normal copper telephone line is known as DSL or Digital Subscriber Line. To be able to send and receive data and make voice calls at the same time a splitter is normally required on the DSL broadband connection. You will also need a modem or a router with a built in modem in order to understand any data over your DSL internet line just as you would with a regular dial up connection.
Which companies provide DSL services?
Broadband Expert will show you DSL availability in your area however choice is often quite limited as it’s unusual for more than one of the larger providers to cover the same area in many towns and cities (this is why we also show local cable and satellite providers in your zip code so you can see some alternative options). However for reference the main DSL providers in the United States include AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Cox.