Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is the newest technology being usedfor Internet access. DSL connects your home or office to the Internetthrough the same telephone wire that comes from the telephonepole on the street. Like ISDN, with DSL, user can make and receivetelephone calls while connected simultaneously to the Internet.However, DSL service is limited in the distance that you can be fromthe provider’s point of presence (POP).
To use DSL you will need a DSL modem (also called a router), aNetwork Interface Card (NIC), and a telephone line. DSL is also relativelynew technology that is just being introduced in many places.Hardware developers are working with service providers to make theservice cost affordable for consumers. As time goes by, the serviceshould become more widely available at a reasonable price.