Home DSL Internet


Digital subscriber line (DSL) is a group of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over copper telephone lines. Home DSL Internet is also understood as Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL). DSL is delivered via a wired telephone service, but uses higher frequency bands for data.

In the home, a DSL (POTS) filter is required on each voice outlet in order to block any high-frequency interference, & to enable simultaneous use of the voice & DSL services on the same line. With DSL, the upstream direction is lower, hence the use of an asymmetric service.

A 2015 survey found that "DSL continues to be the dominant technology for broadband access in Africa" with 79% of the market using the service. In built-up areas, Home DSL Internet is still a viable option & can be effective enough to handle on-demand content such as Youtube, Netflix etc. However, with high occurrences of copper cable theft & lightning damage, DSL can be unreliable.

In remote areas with a stable copper telephone line network, DSL is still a good option alongside wireless Internet access. For more info on Home DSL Internet, contact us here.