Mouse over the diagram to view the actual path with the ILEC providing POTS and the CLEC providing Broadband. The actual route via the Main Distribution Frame (MDF) can be different in every building.

The POTS (Plain Old Telephone Services) is feed into a splitter on the CLEC's DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) and then out to the customer. The cable path is across two ownership areas. A handover frame identifies where ownership starts and ends for both parties.


CLEC service provider