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ILEC

(Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) A traditional local telephone company such as one of the Regional Bell companies (RBOCs). Contrast with CLEC. See ELEC and TELRIC.
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Initially, Islanet delivered backup connectivity to services being provided by the ILEC, but FedEx soon decided to terminate the ILEC service and rely solely on Islanet.
CLECs originated with the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which opened incumbent local exchange carriers' (ILECs') lines to competition and required incumbents to prove they've complied with the competition order before they can provide long-distance, interstate service.
Both the ILEC and CLEC are in the midst of a phased migration to convert the wireline network to fiber-to-the-home infrastructure and technology.
There are four major mechanisms for obtaining high speed data service accessing a building: (a) digital subscriber line technology ("DSL") which operates over existing copper wiring installed over the past hundred years by the ILEC, (b) fixed wireless transmission systems which operate one segment of their network on a wireless point to point radio or laser beam, (c) high speed cable modems utilizing cable television infrastructure, or (d) fiber optic access.
CLECs need to tap into the ILEC resource pool and pluck out the few good people who could excel in a start-up environment.
Legally, the ILEC owns the actual copper wiring inside of the building while the building owner company has 100-percent autonomy, authority, and right to do whatever it wants with it.
Metalink was first to market with a high-density (octal), central office-class G.SHDSL solution, and as a development partner, ECI Telecom plans to bring G.SHDSL solutions to worldwide ILEC markets speedily.
DSLnetworks maintains multiple regional connections to its CLEC and ILEC partners nationwide, which connect directly into DSLnetworks' regional aggregation points.
Preferred Voice, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a voice recognition technology company, providing services to ILEC, CLEC and wireless companies nationwide.
The company's solutions change the economics of delivering voice services to small-business customers by allowing voice CLECs that own Class 5 switches to use broadband access technologies, such as DSL, to bypass the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) and deliver toll-quality voice and integrated data services.
(NYSE: ZAYO) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Scott-Rice Telephone Co., a Minnesota ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier), for USD 42 million to New Ulm Telecom, Inc., the company said.