DSL is frequently referred to as an "always on" connection because it uses existing 2-wire copper telephone line connected to the premise so service is delivered simultaneously with wired telephone service -- it will not tie up your phone line as an analog dial-up connection does. The two main categories of DSL for home subscribers are called ADSL and SDSL. All types of DSL technologies are collectively referred to as . xDSL connection speeds range from 128 Kbps to 9 Mbps.
Download speeds less than 756K (or .75 Mb/s) may result in degraded video and/or audio. If you are not certain of your internet connection speed, you should confirm it at
Below is the chart showing the average connection speed for each country. The number within parenthesis next to each country is its worldwide rank in terms of Internet users, i.e. its size on the Internet.