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competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC)

A Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) is a competitive local exchange carrier for telephone services that competes with other or incumbent telephone carriers.

Unlike Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers(ILECs), which are the incumbent carriers that often dominate the market, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers are new carriers entering the market. The CLEC designation clearly separates new and incumbent carriers.

Englisch: competitive local exchange carrier - CLEC
Updated at: 24.09.2008
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Links: local exchange carrier (LEC), telephone,
Translations: DE

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