The point where a telecom company’s public network turns into a customer’s private network is called the demarcation point. It’s typically located in a telecommunications closet within a building or office space. The responsibility for telecommunications services, upgrades, and maintenance lies with either the service provider or the customer from the demarcation point.
Where is the demarcation point typically located?
A Demarc Extension in Texas is the cabling required to connect a customers network equipment to the network providers equipment at the demarcation point. This is most commonly done with Cat5e, Cat6, or fiber optic cabling. The circuits are transported over the cabling by a CSU/DSU or other network interface device (NID) or by a SmartJack which is an advanced version of a NID that provides diagnostic insight.
Demarc extensions are common in buildings that house multiple tenants for telecommunications and Internet connections. There are thousands of circuits delivered weekly to businesses across the country with each one needing a demarc extension. A poorly maintained or documented demarc space causes delays in the delivery of service and a potential lack of critical network access for employees, tenants and customers.
INC Installs has a national installation network that can provide a demarc extension for your organization at a location of your choice. We have experience in all types of environments such as warehouses, office buildings, schools, and shopping malls. We can also provide additional wiring to support your existing network infrastructure. Our expertise in network data cabling can help you build a reliable and secure foundation for your network.