Definitions for "Local Exchange Carrier"
Keywords:  boc, gte, lec, rboc, bell
LEC The local or regional telephone company that owns and operates lines to customer locations and Class 5 Central Office Switches. LECs have connections to other COs, Tandem ( Class 4 Toll) offices and may connect directly to IEC s like LDDS WorldCom, AT&T, MCI, Sprint, etc.
Refers to the company offering telecommunications services over the public switched network within a LATA.
A company that provides local telephone service.