last mile



last mile (plural last miles)

  1. (telecommunications) The portion of the infrastructure that carries communication signals from the main system to the end users' home or business.
    The problem getting to all these remote customers is still the last mile, no matter how far they live from the switch.
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    • 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In Britain, back when the last mile referred only to a product’s transit from warehouse to shop, this journey began, most often, in the Midlands.