(n.) The physical access location interface between a local exchange carrier and the main network. The point to which the telephone company terminates a subscriber's circuit for long distance service or leased line communications.
Physical location within a local access and transport area (LATA) at which a long distance carrier's trunk lines are linked to the local carrier's network.
A site where there exists a collection of telecommunications equipment, usually digital leased lines and multi-protocol routers to physically connect users to the Internet. Many network providers have their equipment located along with telephone company POPs. WWWebfx Home Page