In telephony terms, the demarcation point is where the public telecom services (telephone, cable, fiber, etc) connects with the customer’s on-premise wiring. In most situations, it is the dividing line which determines who is responsible for installation and maintenance of wiring and equipment; the customer/subscriber, or telephone company/provider.
The Demarcation point is usually in a separate room or closet from the customer’s office space or server/network room to limit the telecom service technician traffic to these areas. At the very least it should be in a locked, limited access location.
It is commonly abbreviated as demarc, DMARC. Some sort of network device, such as a router, switch or patch panel, often serves as the demarcation point.
Teledata Select offers a whole range of services that will help you meet your business goals. Starting with a complimentary review of your current telecommunication bills to identify errors and find opportunities for savings, better service and more functionality. We also offer project management for new service implementation and infrastructure installs, including fiber and low voltage cabling. Call us at 404-257-1502 to discuss your current Telecom Service Solution and what you would like to get out of it. Or send us a note via Contact us to start a no obligation discussion of your specific business technology needs.
Don Miller is a PMP certified Project Manager located in Greenville, SC. He has come to Teledata Select via Seattle, New York and Washington DC. His experience running small to multi-million dollar projects in the Banking, Software, Telecommunications and Insurance Industries across the US has given him a wide range of business experience.