ADSL2 and ADSL2+ are enhancements to the original ADSL broadband technology and can provide higher speeds, particularly for those who live close to the BT exchange. ADSL2/2+ technology is now available to 98% of UK homes and premises. The maximum possible downlink connection speeds for ADSL2/2+ is 24 Mbps, which is substantial higher than the 8 Mbps maximum for ADSL.