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Definitions Edit

United Kingdom Edit

The local loop is

[t]he last part of a fixed-link telecommunications network that connects to a subscriber's home or business.[1]

United States Edit

The local loop (also referred to as a subscriber line) is

[t]he system used to connect the subscriber to the nearest switch. It generally consists of a pair of copper wires, but may also employ fibre-optic or wireless technologies.[2]

The local loop is "[t]he communications channel connecting a subscriber to a central office."[3]

References Edit

  1. E-commerce@its.best.uk, at 125.
  2. ITU Glossary of Mobile Cellular Terms 3 (1999) (full-text).
  3. Telecommunications: Selected Information on Bypass of Local Telephone Companies, at 22.

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