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point of presence

(PoP) A site where there exists a collection of telecommunications equipment, usually modems, digital leased lines and multi-protocol routers. An Internet access provider may operate several PoPs distributed throughout their area of operation to increase the chance that their subscribers will be able to reach one with a local telephone call. The alternative is for them to use virtual PoPs (virtual points of presence) via some third party.



Nearby terms: pointing device pointing stick Point Of Contact point of presence point of sale terminal Point-to-Point Protocol Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet