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What is DSL

 What is DSL and who needs it

DSL – Digital Subscriber Line: A generic name for a family of digital lines being provided by a local carrier.  This can also be referred to as high speed Internet or broadband.  Typically this service is brought in on a pair of copper or fiber lines.  Such services propose to give the subscriber up to 8 million bits per second downstream and less upstream to the phone company.  The amount of available bandwidth available is based on how far away you are from the central office, the farther away, the less your bandwidth you receive.

Look at it this way, a phone company may promise you or “provide up to 20 Mbps” at your location.  That is a lot of bandwidth, however this is a shared quantity and if shared with 40 other people in your building, on your block or in an office, you are now you are receiving .5 Mbps, therefore not so much any more…  So when employees get back from lunch and start checking their email or when kids get home from school and parents home from work you will see a degradation of service.  That is why we may suggest a dedicated circuit for your business.

Who would use this? : Residential use, small business with less than five people using the Internet at one time, or four VoIP phones and moderate internet use.

Why use National ComTel? :  NCT will know who has the best facilities (bandwidth) in your area, if there are any promotions available from any of our providers, AND negotiate the best price for you our customer.  NCT will also pre confirm the address that this product is available for in advance of your moving there.