DSL Internet providers: We check availability, speeds and prices
Broadband Expert will show you DSL internet providers by zip code in order to better aid in the selection process. Use Broadband Expert to check local availability at your home or office address and then compare prices and speeds against the main competitors. We’ll also show you the various 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 and to sign-up. You can also find out what other customers are saying about the DSL providers by heading over to our reviews section.
Installation and set-up, how it works and what sort of speed should I expect?
There’s no need to worry about this because the company you select will supply the necessary equipment to receive a connection. In general, the service provider will send an engineer to your home but in the event that you need to perform a self-installation, they’ll usually walk you through it over the phone.
DSL speeds are typically adequate to meet the needs of the average customer but it is worth mentioning that fiber optic (cable) broadband is faster. If you download lots of movies and online games then you might want to upgrade your service to a cable package with higher speeds. For those who are interested in the logistics, it uses the same technology that allows you to make phone calls and send/receive digital information over a normal DSL or Digital Subscriber Line. In order to send/receive data and make voice calls 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 the DSL providers in your area however choices are often limited because it’s unusual for more than one of the larger providers to cover the same geographic region. That’s also why we display the local cable and satellite providers in your DSL search. Our goal is to give you as many options as possible to help you make the best decision. For reference the main DSL providers in the United States are AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Cox.
You’ll often see Verizon FIOS mentioned in the same breath as DSL. However, although both of these services are offered by Verizon, FIOS is fiber optic, and is much faster. It’s also offered in completely different areas than Verizon DSL, so keep this in mind when searching for Verizon FIOS availability by zip code. FIOS is likely more expensive, but is much faster. The best way to differentiate between the two on this site is to filter by speeds. If you’re looking for FIOS, simply speeds faster than about 30-50 Mbps, and vice versa.