on the wires

on the wires

Along, through, or via fiber optic cables, as used for telephones or Internet communication. The bandwidth determines the amount of data that can be sent on the wires within a given space of time. The emergency system automatically sends warnings on the wires to residents across the state in the event of a natural disaster.
See also: on, wire

on the wires

mod. using the telephone. (Landline or cellphone.) She can’t talk to you now. She’s on the wires.
See also: on, wire