local exchange carrier

Definitions

Electronics

  • A communications entity which offers local telephone service, and which may also offer other services, such as long-distance calling, Internet access, and so on. These are usually either competitive local exchange carriers, or incumbent local exchange carriers. Its abbreviation is LEC. Also called local telephone company, or local telephone provider.
  • acronymLEC
  • synonymlocal telephone company
  • synonymlocal telephone provider
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