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Competitive Local-Exchange Carrier (CLEC)

Mainly consist of telephone companies founded after the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 to compete with incumbent local-exchange carriers (ILECs). CLECs usually pioneer new technologies for delivering voice and data communications services.