The A’s have it

What does the A stand for in ADSL networking?

A) Asymmetric

B) Asynchronous

C) Automatic

D) Algorithm

E) Argh!

The answer: A) Asymmetric

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is named because the download speed is faster than the upload speed (asymmetric). Since these digital signals are communicating over telephone wires, the lack of shielding means that crosstalk is often present at the provider side. This interference causes download speeds to almost always be faster than the upload speeds.

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