Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) – Facilities Based

In the United States, a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) is a classification of telecom company that competes with the already established local telephone business by providing its own network and switching

As a traditional local provider, CLEC classification facilitates access to rights-of-way under telecommunication laws. Some broadband companies designate as CLECs to streamline right-of-way access for wireless antenna systems, broadband wires, towers, poles, and other infrastructure projects. 

We can help determine if your service is included under the classification and what sort of registrations and compliance is required under this classification based on the states in which you operate. We can also advise on market entry strategies that maximize your company’s ability to achieve its commercial goals while minimizing the regulatory consequences to the greatest extent possible, as permitted by law. 

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