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Competitive local exchange carrier

Index Competitive local exchange carrier

A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), in the United States and Canada, is a telecommunications provider company (sometimes called a "carrier") competing with other, already established carriers (generally the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC)). [1]

60 relations: ACD (telecommunications company), Airespring, Appeal, AT&T, Bandwidth (company), Birch Communications, Boston, Broadview Networks, BullsEye Telecom, Business telephone system, Cable telephony, CallFire, Canada, Chicago, Coaxial cable, Common carrier, Crexendo, Data center, Deregulation, Digital Signal 1, Digital subscriber line, Distributel, EarthLink, Electric Lightwave, Incumbent local exchange carrier, Initial public offering, Internet service provider, Iristel, Lease, Level 3 Communications, Liberalization, Local exchange carrier, Local loop, Local-loop unbundling, MCI Inc., Metropolitan Fiber Systems, Mitel, Mobile virtual network operator, Monopoly, New York Public Service Commission, NuWave Communications, Optical fiber, Public utilities commission, Regional Bell Operating Company, SSI Micro, Supreme Court of the United States, TekSavvy, Telecommunication, Telecommunications Act of 1996, Teleport Communications Group, ..., TPx Communications, Unbundled network element, Unintended consequences, United States, Verizon New York, VMedia, Void (law), Wholesaling, Xplornet, 123Net. Expand index (10 more) »

ACD (telecommunications company)

ACD is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier and Internet Service Provider, headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.

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Airespring

AireSpring is a nationwide managed services provider and network operator that provides cloud communications and managed connectivity services to businesses.

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Appeal

In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed, where parties request a formal change to an official decision.

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AT&T

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.

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Bandwidth (company)

Bandwidth is a Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) company offering a full suite of voice, messaging, and 9-1-1 APIs, all built atop the company's own all-IP voice network.

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Birch Communications

Birch Communications is an Atlanta, Georgia-based provider of IP-based communications, network broadband, cloud computing, and information technology services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale business customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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Boston

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Broadview Networks

Broadview Networks is a network-based electronically integrated communications provider serving small and medium-sized businesses in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.

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BullsEye Telecom

BullsEye Telecom is a Michigan-based business-to-business CLEC that offers various telecommunications and data services, such as Plain old telephone service, Voice over IP (VoIP), IP PBX, wireless, expense management and others.

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Business telephone system

A business telephone system is a multiline telephone system typically used in business environments, encompassing systems ranging from small key telephone systems to large-scale private branch exchanges.

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Cable telephony

Cable telephony is a form of digital telephony over cable TV networks.

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CallFire

CallFire Inc. is a cloud telephony services provider (SaaS) headquartered in Santa Monica, California, known locally as Silicon Beach.

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Canada

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Coaxial cable

Cross-sectional view of a coaxial cable Coaxial cable, or coax (pronounced), is a type of electrical cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield.

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Common carrier

A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier in civil law systems,Encyclopædia Britannica CD 2000 "Civil-law public carrier" from "carriage of goods" usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport.

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Crexendo

Crexendo, Inc.

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Data center

A data center (American English) or data centre (Commonwealth English) is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

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Deregulation

Deregulation is the process of removing or reducing state regulations, typically in the economic sphere.

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Digital Signal 1

Digital Signal 1 (DS1, sometimes DS-1) is a T-carrier signaling scheme devised by Bell Labs.

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Digital subscriber line

Digital subscriber line (DSL; originally digital subscriber loop) is a family of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over telephone lines.

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Distributel

Distributel is a Canadian telecommunications company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, founded in 1988 as an independent service provider offering Canadians Long Distance phone service.

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EarthLink

EarthLink is an IT services, network and communications provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Electric Lightwave

Electric Lightwave, formerly known as Integra was a privately owned provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, United States.

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Incumbent local exchange carrier

An incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) is a local telephone company which held the regional monopoly on landline service before the market was opened to competitive local exchange carriers, or the corporate successor of such a firm.

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Initial public offering

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges.

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Internet service provider

An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.

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Iristel

Iristel is a Canadian provider of Voice over Internet Protocol services, and is designated as a competitive local exchange carrier.

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Lease

A lease is a contractual arrangement calling for the lessee (user) to pay the lessor (owner) for use of an asset.

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Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications was an American multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Liberalization

Liberalization (or liberalisation) is a general term for any process whereby a state lifts restrictions on some private individual activities.

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Local exchange carrier

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 carrier, or LECs).

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Local loop

In telephony, the local loop (also referred to as a local tail, subscriber line, or in the aggregate as the last mile) is the physical link or circuit that connects from the demarcation point of the customer premises to the edge of the common carrier or telecommunications service provider's network.

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Local-loop unbundling

Local loop unbundling (LLU or LLUB) is the regulatory process of allowing multiple telecommunications operators to use connections from the telephone exchange to the customer's premises.

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MCI Inc.

MCI, Inc. (d/b/a Verizon Business) was an American telecommunication corporation, currently a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, with its main office in Ashburn, Virginia.

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Metropolitan Fiber Systems

Metropolitan Fiber Systems Inc, later known as MFS Communications Company, was a last mile provider of business grade telecommunication products such as long distance, and Internet access through its own fiber rings in major central business districts throughout North America and Europe.

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Mitel

Mitel Networks Corporation is a telecommunications company providing unified communications solutions for business.

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Mobile virtual network operator

A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), virtual network operator (VNO), or mobile other licensed operator (MOLO), is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which it provides services to its customers.

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Monopoly

A monopoly (from Greek μόνος mónos and πωλεῖν pōleîn) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity.

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New York Public Service Commission

The New York Public Service Commission is the public utilities commission of the New York state government that regulates and oversees the electric, gas, water, and telecommunication industries in New York as part of the Department of Public Service.

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NuWave Communications

NuWave Communications is an American privately held company, supplying telephony, data and unified communications services, to customers in business, healthcare, hospitality, government and military.

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Optical fiber

An optical fiber or optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair.

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Public utilities commission

In the United States, a utilities commission, utility regulatory commission (URC), public utilities commission (PUC), or public service commission (PSC) is a governing body that regulates the rates and services of a public utility.

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Regional Bell Operating Company

The Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) are the result of United States v. AT&T, the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust suit against the former American Telephone & Telegraph Company (later known as AT&T Corp.). On January 8, 1982, AT&T Corp.

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SSI Micro

SSI Micro Ltd. is a Canadian wireless broadband internet service provider primarily serving remote areas that lack terrestrial service options.

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Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.

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TekSavvy

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is a Canadian residential, business, and wholesale telecommunications company based in Chatham, Ontario.

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Telecommunication

Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.

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Telecommunications Act of 1996

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first significant overhaul of telecommunications law in more than sixty years, amending the Communications Act of 1934.

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Teleport Communications Group

Teleport Communications Group (TCG) was the first competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the United States.

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TPx Communications

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Unbundled network element

Unbundled network elements (UNEs) are a requirement mandated by the United States Telecommunications Act of 1996.

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Unintended consequences

In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Verizon New York

The New York Telephone Company (NYTel) was organized in 1896, taking over the New York City operations of the American Bell Telephone Company.

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VMedia

VMedia Inc. is a Canadian telecommunications company and broadcast distribution provider.

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Void (law)

In law, void means of no legal effect.

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Wholesaling

Wholesaling, jobbing, or distributing is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers; to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users; or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.

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Xplornet

Xplornet Communications Inc. is a Canadian rural internet service provider and mobile network operator.

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123Net

123.Net Inc., also known as 123Net, is a telephone, Internet, and colocation provider headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in the United States.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_local_exchange_carrier

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