Glossary

LEC (Local Exchange Carrier)

A Telecommunications Carrier (TC) under the state/local Public Utilities Act that provides local exchange telecommunications services. Also known as:

  • Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs)
  • Alternate Local Exchange Carriers (ALECs)
  • Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs)
  • Competitive Access Providers (CAPs)
  • Certified Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs)
  • Local Service Providers (LSPs)
  • Certified Telecommunications Utility (CTU)
  • Competitive Local Provider (CLP)
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