The demarc point is the network interface where the telecommunication service provider’s line ends and the building or tenant’s equipment begins. According to federal regulations, it’s the responsibility of the building owner or the tenant to manage the wiring from the demarc to the end-user equipment. The point of demarcation may be inside in a shared telecommunications closet (MDF) or outside in a weatherproof box called a smartjack.
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Demarc Extension in Texas is also known as Inside Wiring, circuit extensions, CPE cabling, or riser cabling. It is the network cabling that extends from the service provider’s demarc or Minimum Point of Entry (MPOE) to a customer’s telecommunications or data cabinet in their suite. This could be copper UTP Cat 5e which can transport up to 4 phone lines or a DSL circuit, or fiber cabling such as OM3, OM4 or higher which can deliver much larger bandwidth and support multiple services at once.
A well-managed demarc extension is a critical component to the successful delivery, maintenance and performance of telecommunications circuits for tenants in commercial buildings. To protect this critical infrastructure, it is important to restrict access to the demarc and telecom spaces to only approved technicians, contractors and telecommunications vendors. It’s also important to document and track all work that occurs within the demarc space, including Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs) performed by your tenants. In addition to providing high-quality, cost-effective demarc extension services, Cabling Doctor offers a wide range of network cabling installation and testing solutions.