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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