demarcation point

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demarcation point

The location within a home or office where the line from the telephone company enters the building. Also called the "minimum point of entry" (MPOE). See demarc extension.
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The "minimum point of entry" (MPOE) as used herein shall be either the closest practicable point to where the wiring crosses a property line or the closest practicable point to where the wiring enters a multi-unit building or buildings.
Under current law, the demarcation point may be located either at the minimum point of entry (MPOE) to the MTE or further inside the premises.
The movement of the demarcation point for cable providers has raised logistical wiring concerns because, unlike telephone, cable cannot just be switched at a minimum point of entry (MPOE) box off the property, yet.