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United Kingdom[]

The local loop is

[t]he last part of a fixed-link telecommunications network that connects to a subscriber's home or business.[1]

United States[]

The local loop (also referred to as a subscriber line) is

[t]he system used to connect the subscriber to the nearest switch. It generally consists of a pair of copper wires, but may also employ fibre-optic or wireless technologies.[2]

The local loop is "[t]he communications channel connecting a subscriber to a central office."[3]