(plural triple plays)
triple play - Computer Definition
A marketing term used by broadband service providers to describe the combination of voice, high-speed data, and television services over a single local loop.The term is a baseball analogy, referring to the very rare act in which the defense makes three outs on the same play. Some service providers use the term quadruple play to describe a triple play plus wireless services, although the baseball analogy breaks down at that point. Actually, the analogy broke down with the marketer who invented the term, as a triple play is a defensive play. A more appropriate term would be triple, which is a rare offensive play. Also, that would make the nonexistent defensive quadruple play a home run. See also broadband, local loop, and quadruple play.
Offering data, voice and video to a subscriber via a single telephone or cable connection. Although data and video typically ride over an IP backbone, depending on the carrier, voice may be delivered via the traditional telephone network or via voice over IP (see VoIP). The "triple" may even be used as a brand; for example, in 2007, Verizon offered its fiber-optic "FiOS Triple Freedom" plan, which included TV, Internet and phone service (see FiOS).