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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. 184.108.40.206 11:24, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Those weird, metric people
In countries employing the metric (as opposed to the imperial) measurement system, the phrase "last kilometre" is sometimes used.
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 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs)
- 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)
More than just (tele)communications
- The term "last mile problem" can be used to describe public transportation problems as well. --unkx80 (talk) 03:44, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
- 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)
- In Identity Management Systems, "first mile" refers to connecting to the Identity Provider, and "last mile" refers to connecting to a service provider. ;  Justapersona talk 19:13, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
- 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)
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 18.104.22.168 (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)