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  • n. A landline
  • n. A wire that runs from a drill rig down into the drill hole to support a deadload or other downhole tool


wire +‎ line (Wiktionary)


  • HD finally gives customers of AT&T and other telcos a reason to retain wireline connections, for while the somewhat better voice quality associated with wireline already provides some resistance to cord-cutting, HD yields wireline telephone calls that sound dramatically better.

    How HD Voice Can Save Wireline Telecom

  • Mobile dominates the future plans of both telcos and cablecos, for the telcos view the year-over-year declines in wireline experienced since 2000 as permanent, and the cablecos are offering their digital phone plans to the same shrinking pool of customers.

    How HD Voice Can Save Wireline Telecom

  • (Whether they can actually save wireline is far from certain, though.)

    How HD Voice Can Save Wireline Telecom

  • So to sum it up, cable is gaining market share in wireline voice (Comcast is already the 4th largest voice telephone co. in the U.S.) & broadband (while holding on well to their video customers), and they are rolling out new services while not needing to spend billions of dollars on new network technologies and buildouts.

    A Bear Speaks: Why Verizon’s Pricey FiOS Bet Won’t Pay Off - Bits Blog -

  • The reality is that both companies face the same challenge: having to offset sharply eroding revenues and margins in "wireline" -- traditional landline business -- with growth in wireless.

    Wireless Pain on the Verizon

  • The vast majority of those workers serve as field technicians or in call centers in the so-called wireline side of the business, which has struggled as consumers have switched to cellphones and cable providers have encroached on phone-company turf by offering voice and Internet services along with television.

    Verizon Pursues Tough Line on Labor

  • The vast majority of them serve as field technicians or in call centers in the so-called wireline side of the business.

    Verizon, Union Far Apart in Talks

  • The US5G for the wireline is a result of the development of Gillam-FEI and that has a very large opportunity.


  • The old "wireline" Internet that will be irrelevant in a few years?

    Adam Green: Google Goes "Evil"

  • AT&T puts much of the blame on its traditional "wireline" business.

    AT&T's Wireless Wild Card


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