Speed is the backbone of any Internet service. Without fast speeds, you don’t have convenient or useful Internet. So how does DSL stack up against fiber-optic Internet?
Fiber-optic Internet is undoubtedly faster than DSL. A fiber connection can have a 5Gb movie downloaded in roughly ten minutes – much faster than a DSL or even cable connection could.
So why doesn’t everyone have fiber-optic Internet? It goes back to its availability. Fiber optics offer fast Internet, but it’s not offered in many places.
DSL relies on a landline, which many homes are already setup for. Fiber-optic Internet needs, well, fiber optic cables.
The installation process for fiber-optic Internet can be fairly intrusive and lengthy, whereas in some cases a DSL installation takes only thirty minutes from start to finish.