Talk:Last mile

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  • Here is a paper I wrote many years ago. Please feel free to improve by editting or deleting! -n6gn-
I'm not sure wikipedia is the best place for original papers. Might be better to post this on your own web site and link to it from the relevant locations. But it looks pretty good to me so I've just tagged it as original / lacking sources. 11:24, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Those weird, metric people[edit]

In countries employing the metric (as opposed to the imperial) measurement system, the phrase "last kilometre" is sometimes used.

ROFL! What, you mean deviants like these? I mean, everyone should be following the glorious example of Liberia and its two visionary allies! 00:17, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

I think you should consider redefining last mile to be something beyond getting to a user through communications and define it as an n-stage technology.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Can we please have some references to articles that prove this terminology is actually in common use? (talk) 11:22, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Marginal cost[edit]

What is the cost of adding 1 extra customer/connection? Anwar (talk) 11:05, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

It will vary hugely with the specifics of the network and the local geography, regulations and cost of labor but generally costs tend to come in big blocks. That is if there is spare capacity on the existing infrastructure it is very cheap but if you don't then you may have to add extra cable and that gets VERY expensive. Plugwash (talk) 03:59, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

The name of the page should really be the last kilometer. Everybody uses SI units. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:16, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

More than just (tele)communications[edit]

  1. The term "last mile problem" can be used to describe public transportation problems as well. --unkx80 (talk) 03:44, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  2. Not to mention water mains, for which the "alternative solutions" mentioned (distribution over the power grid) aren't very viable. Rp (talk) 10:53, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
  3. In Identity Management Systems, "first mile" refers to connecting to the Identity Provider, and "last mile" refers to connecting to a service provider. [1]; [2] Justapersona talk 19:13, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
  4. The article should either be completely rewritten to describe the generic "last mile" concept in networks, logistics chain etc, or be renamed to "Last Mile (Telecommunications)" Rschu (talk) 06:27, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Wired systems (including dielectric guides)[edit]

The section doesn't mention anything about 'dielectric guides' so the title seems a bit misleading. (talk) 20:05, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Bad terminology[edit]

Don't use ISDN30. ISDN30 is an E1 (E-Carrier) in Europe and T1 (T-Carrier) in North America. It's 30 lines in Europe and 24 in North America. More info in ISDN article too, under PRI and BRI (talk) 15:43, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Would it be correct to say that E1/T1s are better known as leased lines? There is a wikipedia article on leased line, perhaps it would be better to refer to them this way?
PS I moved your comment down to the bottom of the page to maintain chronological order --Opticalgirl (talk) 18:43, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Optical Fibre[edit]

This reads a little like an advert for Verizon, I think. The tone certainly isn't quite right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:51, 19 June 2015 (UTC)