what is major diffrence between ILEC and CLEC?
- elentophanesLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
ILEC stands for Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
this is usually the local phone company - often a regional bell operating company
CLEC stands for Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
this would be an independent competitor to the lcoal telephone company , typically one from out of area
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