ILECs (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers) are the original Bell System wireline local PSTN network carriers (as defined and established by the FCC and the Telecommunications ACT of 1996). This term includes companies like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon.
Terms Related to ILEC
- Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)