Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. New carriers doing business after the 1996 Telecommunication Act. The Telecommunications Act was passed to promote competition between new CLEC competitors and established incumbent local exchange carriers (see ILEC).
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CLEC or Clec may refer to:
- Competitive local exchange carrier, a type of telecommunications provider company
- C-type lectin domain, a protein domain
- Clec (album), a 1995 album by Perfect Houseplants