Broadband refers to a form of telecommunication that allows higher data transfer rates. Broadband transfers data at least 10 times faster than standard dial-up, because it provides wide band of frequencies to transfer data at the same time.
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is a broadband connection technology which utilizes existing copper wired telephone networks. ADSL is ‘asymmetric’ because it facilitates different speeds for downloading and uploading, for optimized performance. This is the reason why ADSL packages always quote higher download speeds compared to upload speeds.
SLT offers seven Broadband packages.
Static IP is provided on request for Web Master, Champ and Life packages
You should select the broadband package which best suits your usage and requirement.
It is important to note that there is no significant difference in single session transfer rates in accessing global internet at the peak hours by unlimited usage packages. However, the aggregate transfer rates of multiple sessions may reach the maximum speed.
You can migrate to any of the available packages that you feel would better suit your requirements. The following charges apply for package migration.
An ADSL splitter is a low pass filter which allows only the voice signals to pass through. If you do not connect a splitter, you may hear noise on your telephone during voice calls.
If you have parallel telephones before the splitter, then for each parallel line you are required to connect a splitter or a micro filter.
Currently SLT offers Broadband service on normal PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) lines only. You may need to convert the ISDN line to a normal telephone line by making a written request to your regional telecom office/teleshop, if you need SLT Broadband) service on the line. However, your telephone number may change, since PSTN number levels are different from ISDN number levels.
Data transfer rate of an internet session depends on many factors such as:
Therefore your data transfer rates may not reach the maximum allowed speeds and may vary from time to time.
You can check your usage volume through the usage meter on www.sltnet.lk web site.
You can view the usage for the present month and the two previous months.
Important Notes on Usage: