wireline
 adj.— «These latter licenses, which are being snapped up by entrepreneurs, by cellular telephone franchisees, by cable television companies, and by the Bells themselves, will allow low-cost entry into the local telephone market. They are being treated by the FCC and regulators as a field-leveling, pro-competitive tool but are viewed by the Bell companies as one more dispiriting milestone on the migration away from wireline networks, on which the Bell companies currently rely for nearly all of their revenue.» —“Small Access Carriers Challenging Local Bell Monopolies A 2d Divestiture Looms in U.S.” by Sanford Bingham in New York international Herald Tribune (Paris, France) Oct. 7, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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