ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - is a family of technologies that provides a digital connection between your local telephone exchange and an office user's telephone using existing analogue telephone copper cabling to provide an ‘always on’ internet connection for a monthly fee.
The connection is more stable than mobile broadband which allows for better quality and sometimes, depending on your line speed choice, faster internet. One can also use existing infrastructure (the basic telephone network).
However, capacity is limited, meaning it is less than ideal for large businesses. The ‘asymmetric’ in ADSL refers to the fact that the data being received by your computer from the internet travels at a faster speed than data travelling from your computer to the internet meaning that it is faster to download data than upload data. In order to achieve the best speed, one must be close to the telephone exchange. ADSL is affected by physical distances and the quality of the copper, thus uptime cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, Reflex Solutions will only recommend ADSL to small sites that have three or four users or a basic failover solution for data connectivity.