DSL technologies use sophisticated modulation schemes to pack data onto copper wires. They are sometimes referred to as last-mile technologies because they are used only for connections from a telephone switching station to a home or office, not between switching stations.

xDSL is similar to ISDN inasmuch as both operate over existing copper telephone lines (POTS) and both require the short runs to a central telephone office (usually less than 20,000 feet). However, xDSL offers much higher speeds – up to 32 Mbps for upstream traffic, and from 32 Kbps to over 1 Mbps for downstream traffic.

DSL service provides download speeds up to 20 Mbps over a nationwide, multi-redundant private network that optimizes performance and security. DSL is an ideal broadband solution for small and medium-sized businesses that download large files or use the Internet extensively. If your business depends on fast and reliable online performance, MegaPath DSL is for you.

With 2,000+ on-network and about 8,000 off-network Central Offices with DSL capabilities, Amernet is the single largest provider who can serve customers with a need for DSL service in almost any part of the country.

A Variety of Business-Class DSL Services

Amernet provides a variety of symmetric and asymmetric Business-Class DSL services to serve the needs of our diverse customers:

  • Lineshare ADSL Internet service allows information to flow asymmetrically up to 6 Mbps/768 Mbps for quicker email delivery and file downloading. Lineshare ADSL Internet includes speeds ranging from 1.5 Mbps to 6.0 Mbps. Prices start at $45/month.
  • Dedicated ADSL Internet service delivers the speed, reliability, and throughput of ADSL without phone service from a local phone company (dedicated line). Dedicated ADSL Internet is designed for customers who want the benefits and features of DSL on a dedicated connection, with speeds ranging from 1.5x.384 Mbps up to 20×1 Mbps. Prices start at $59/month.
  • SDSL (or symmetric DSL) Internet is a dedicated line service that offers a symmetrical data transfer rate, typically up to 1.5 Mbps with guaranteed uptime and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR). SDSL Internet is an affordable alternative to T1. Prices start at $70/month.


DSL and Dedicated ADSL Comparison

DSL Dedicated ADSL
Customer retains an active telephone number from phone company; most common among home offices Customer line is dedicated to data and has no phone line; most common among small businesses
Speeds (Down/Up) as fast as 12×1 Mbps Speeds (Down/Up) as fast as 20×1 Mbps
30-day customer satisfaction guarantee* 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee*
24/7/365 customer support 24/7/365 customer support
Secure all-optical nationwide MPLS network Secure all-optical nationwide MPLS network
Supports VoIP with Quality of Service (QoS)* Supports VoIP with Quality of Service*
Online account management Online account management
SLAs guarantee 99.5% uptime SLAs guarantee 99.5% uptime
99.99% availability with MegaPath Broadband DSL Managed Failover

*Core service area only


DSL as a Managed Failover Solution

Stay connected and avoid revenue loss and disruption. Amernet DSL is available as a redundant connection in case of an outage of your primary access service. MegaPath DSL Managed Failover detects access issues with your primary Ethernet, T1, or DSL service and automatically switches traffic to the DSL backup connection.