last mile

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last mile

The connection between the customer and the telephone company, cable company or ISP. The last mile has traditionally used copper-based telephone wire or coaxial cable, but optical fiber is increasingly used, and wireless technologies offer an alternative. Also called "first mile." See WiMAX, local loop and EFM.
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Briton Bradley Wiggins, who again performed like a sheer mountaineer, finally lost touch in the last kilometre but limited the damage to retain fourth place in the general classification.
We knew we had to leave it later and adapt really quickly so we had four guys on the last kilometre and had to leave it later to go.
Oscar Freire climbs best of the out-and-out fast men, and the climb flattens out in the last kilometre which suggests that if he can stay with the leaders before then he should have too much toe in the sprint.
In an interview, Nyambura, who trains at Elun in Ogembo, said: 'Running from behind until the last kilometre when I kicked was a strategy.
Having made my mark as a half-marathon runner (winning in Prague Half Marathon 2017) and a 10,000-metre runner (winning the Olympic bronze medal in 2016 10,000-metre final) I run the first half very fast and hence the second half is a bit tough but if I can put in a good effort in the last kilometre then I can return as the winner again.
Akers set the pace but Beattie followed every move and even had the confidence to ease ahead on the final climb inside the last kilometre.
I just followed Izagirre all the way until well into the last kilometre.
After a few days of crashes and nervous racing the peloton took it relatively easy on the Normandy coastline until the last kilometre when Martin lost his balance and several leading contenders followed him down.
Coming into the last kilometre they still had around 12sec on the bunch and while Elmiger wilted, Bauer fought right to the end, only to be overhauled by the peloton in the last 100 metres.
British sprinter Mark Cavendish gets |shakily to his feet after crashing in the last kilometre of the first stage of the Tour de France.