ILEC

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ILEC

A local telephone company that was in existence at the time AT&T was broken up into the baby bells.
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The court also considered the FCC's decision to limit unbundled access to enhanced extended links ("EELs") at TELRIC rates to CLECs providing a substantial volume of local exchange services.
However, this has not dissuaded opponents from arguing that the TELRIC formula is unconstitutionally confiscatory.
For instance, Verizon could have leased unbundled elements of the Qwest network at discounted TELRIC rates, and this cost advantage would have allowed Verizon to capture market share in Qwest's region.
the merits the Commission's rule setting out the TELRIC pricing
The FCC held that such access at TELRIC rates would be anticompetitive because it would deter CLECs from constructing their own network facilities.
Yet, it is interesting to note that their results are only based on assertions about TELRIC being too low that they have not established and that cannot be established.
Suppose that TELRIC exceeds marginal cost (MC) as depicted in Figure 3.
The FCC ultimately found TELRIC troublesome in three crucial respects.
7) The FCC's Interconnection Order describes the approach to calculating TELRIC (Total Element Long-Run Incremental Cost) as making use of the "most efficient technology available.
Background: Today, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making indicating it would revisit its TELRIC pricing formula.
Several of the regulations developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including the impairment test to assess whether a network element had to be unbundled, the TELRIC pricing method, the obligation to re-bundle network elements to service platforms and the unbundling provisions for broadband networks were challenged repeatedly in court.