Competitive Local Exchange Carrier

   Any of the various telephone entities that are approved by state regulatory agencies to provide switched services (dialtone) in the local loop. In most cases, CLECs compete with RBOCs or GTE. Many of the CLECs are also CAPs.

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  • Competitive local exchange carrier — A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), in the United States, is a telecommunications provider company (sometimes called a carrier ) competing with other, already established carriers (generally the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC)).… …   Wikipedia

  • Competitive Local Exchange Carrier — Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC; deutsch: Etablierter Betreiber von Ortsnetzen) ist der auch im Deutschen gebräuchliche Fachbegriff in der Marktregulierung der Telekommunikation für bei der Marktöffnung bereits auf einem Markt etablierte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Competitive Local Exchange Carrier —    Abbreviated CLEC. A term coined from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to describe the deregulated, competitive phone companies that will be able to offer local exchange service as well as long distance and international services, Internet… …   Dictionary of networking

  • Local exchange carrier — (LEC) is a regulatory term in telecommunications for the local telephone company. In the United States, wireline telephone companies are divided into two large categories: long distance (interexchange carrier, or IXCs) and local (local exchange… …   Wikipedia

  • Local Exchange Carrier —    Abbreviated LEC. A term coined from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to describe the local telephone company that provides local transmission and switching services.    See also Competitive Local Exchange Carrier; Incumbent Local Exchange… …   Dictionary of networking

  • Local Exchange Carrier — Pour les articles homonymes, voir LEC. Un Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) est, dans l industrie des télécommunications, une entreprise titulaire d une licence de réseau ouvert au public qui fournit des services de téléphonie locale dans une région… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Local Exchange Carrier — Ein Teilnehmernetzbetreiber (TNB; engl. Local Exchange Carrier, LEC) ist ein Betreiber von Ortsnetzen für die Telefonie, der Teilnehmer an sein Netz anschließt und damit Netzanschlüsse bereitstellt. Üblicherweise vermarktet ein solcher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier — (ILEC; deutsch: Etablierter Betreiber von Ortsnetzen) ist der auch im Deutschen gebräuchliche Fachbegriff in der Marktregulierung der Telekommunikation für bei der Marktöffnung bereits auf einem Markt etablierte Telekommunikationsunternehmen, die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier —    Abbreviated ILEC. A term coined from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to describe the incumbent local telephone company, providing local transmission and switching services.    See also Competitive Local Exchange Carrier …   Dictionary of networking

  • Incumbent local exchange carrier — ILEC, short for incumbent local exchange carrier, is a local telephone company in the United States that was in existence at the time of the break up of AT T into the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), also known as the Baby Bells. GTE… …   Wikipedia

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