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Point of presence

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Definition Edit

A point of presence (POP) is a specific location within a Local Access Transport Area where a connection to the Internet terminates and/or originates its service.

Overview Edit

A point of presence is a physical location that houses servers, routers, ATM switches, and other devices. It is also a physical location where a communications carrier allows other carriers to access its network.

Source Edit

  • The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 134 (full-text).

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