How does ADSL broadband work?
ADSL2+ Broadband (sometimes known as ADSL or ADSL2) stands for ‘Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line’. It is a type of internet connection that uses the same telephone line already connected to most homes.
Unlike dialup modems, ADSL works on a different frequency to the phone, so you can remain connected to the Internet even while making and receiving telephone calls.
ADSL2+ Broadband can deliver speeds up to 20Mbps downstream (from the Internet) and up to 1Mbps upstream (to the Internet).
ADSL is generally available to most Australian homes that are not covered by the NBN. If you live in a remote location, you may be too far away from a telephone exchange that supports ADSL2+.
However keep in mind that your connection speed may vary based upon your distance to the exchange. You can locate your telephone exchange on this handy map.