Responsibilities and Regulatory Obligations
Facilities-Based Providers

Facilities-based providers own or operate transmission facilities. The facilities are used to provide telecommunications services to the public for compensation.

Responsibilities for all facilities-based providers…

Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), Small Incumbent Exchange Carriers (SILECs), and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) also have additional regulatory obligations, including (but not limited to):

Administrative obligations

Types of Facilities-Based Providers List of Providers
Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) and Small Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (SILECs): ILECs and SILECs are facilities-based incumbent provider of local voice services. These are your traditional telephone companies.

Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs): A CLEC is a telecommunications entity that owns and/or operates transmission facilities, as per the Telecommunications Act, and is in competition with the traditional telephone companies (i.e., the incumbent local exchange carrier).

Additional responsibilities for CLECs

List of CLECs

Proposed Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (PCLECs): A PCLEC is an entity that intends to provide competitive local telephone services and be recognized as a CLEC.

Additional responsibilities for PCLECs

List of PCLECs
Non-dominant Carriers: These are carriers, other than an Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers that provide services subject to Forbearance - Services Provided by Non-dominant Canadian Carriers, Telecom Decision CRTC 95-19, 8 September 1995 (Decision 95-19). List of Non-dominant Carriers
Wireless Carriers: Wireless carriers are entities that own a spectrum licences that are used to provide mobile telecommunications services in Canada. List of Wireless Carriers
Other Carriers: Other Carriers are any provider not classified as one of the above. List of Other Carriers
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