Answer: Standard DSL is more correctly called Rate Adaptive DSL, in order words, the data rate or speed of the connection adapts to suit the condition of your phone line, so the bandwidth of your connection cannot be guaranteed. This can be significant if you are more than 2km from your local exchange or if the quality of the copper lines is not very good. With a wireless connection, you are guaranteed the bandwidth you are paying for. Most other broadband packages only provide a slow uplink speed. Wireless provides a balanced connection where the downlink and uplink bandwidth is the same. This is important when sending large emails or files. The Internet is a two-way street.