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The benefits of the internet to entertainment, education, the economy and society have only been made possible by our ability to send large volumes of information electronically over long distances. And the faster the connection, the more information we can send.
ADSL was the first widely available method for connecting to broadband internet in Australia, with Telstra BigPond being the first provider to introduce it to consumers1 It’s introduction to the market back in the day was a game-changer. Amongst other things, it allowed people to be online AND get a phone call2 (shout out to everyone who remembers the struggle). Though it’s been mostly eclipsed by newer technologies like the NBN, it’s still available in areas if that’s your preference.
One of the main reasons ADSL is so widespread can be found in the technology it uses to deliver internet to households. ADSL can be installed anywhere there’s a copper telephone line, which means it’s available to most of the Australian population.
In the early days of the dial-up modem, you couldn’t use your phone and your internet connection at the same time. These days, you can, because the signals are separated.
Connecting to ADSL is easy, and usually doesn’t require much more equipment or wiring than you’ve already got at home. You’ll need:
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