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INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER (ILEC)

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Definition:
A licensed local operator in the US and Canada which historically operated all or almost all the local loops in a geographic region. Compare with CLEC.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, Access Pricing in Telecommunications, OECD, Paris, Glossary of Terms.

Cross References:
Competing Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005