If you’re shopping for a new internet plan at home, there’s a very good chance that your local options include phoneline-based DSL service. Short for digital subscriber line, DSL internet is second only to satellite internet in terms of availability, reaching nearly 89% of US residents. On top of that, it’s often a safe bet for cheap internet.
But if you choose DSL service because it’s cheap and readily available, be prepared for underwhelming speeds. While some DSL providers are capable of delivering speeds that rival the low end of cable and fiber-optic connections, less than half of households serviceable