UNE-P

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UNE-P

Unbundled Network Element-Platform. A phone service by which Baby Bells were required to allows competitors to use their networks. The UNE-P was intended to increase competition between Baby Bells and telecommunications start-ups. It was authorized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
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Costs of Unbundled Network Element Platform Regulation 2 (Mercatus
Perhaps the most vitriolic struggle over network sharing occurred when the FCC decided that incumbent phone companies must lease all of the network elements necessary to provide local phone service--the "unbundled network element platform"--to competitors at big discounts.
Competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) that operate as resellers via unbundled network element platforms (UNE-P) may find themselves "transitioned" off their incumbents' networks in a few years.