[sf-lug] SF-LUG - A CLEC is a CLEC is a CLEC

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Wed Jan 21 19:30:41 PST 2015

On 01/21/2015 07:04 PM, jim wrote:
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     Thanks for the note.
     Thank you Rick Moen.
     This was getting extremely taxing especially with the
latest development.

     Bobbie Sellers
> ---------------
>     My understanding is that originally, post-
> Edison, lots of small businesses got into the
> phone service business. After a while, AT&T
> won big, putting most of the competition
> out of business (by crushing or buying or
> whatever), but a few phone service
> businesses survived and still provide
> service (in remote, low-profit areas).
>     Naturally, the original businesses had to
> provide wiring, and that wiring still exists.
>     In most areas, AT&T provided wiring,
> although ownership fell to the Regional
> Bell Operating Companies after the trial
> when AT&T chose to abandon telephone
> service in favor of being in the "computer
> business".
>     Nowadays, I believe AT&T has made
> deals with the RBOCS to use the copper
> wires (and fibre that's become the
> backbone). I've heard bad things about
> AT&T's treatment of subscribers, mainly
> making escape difficult.
> On 01/21/2015 06:43 PM, Alex Kleider wrote:
>> On 2015-01-21 16:40, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>>> First entry on Google
>>> In the United States, a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) is a
>>> telephone company that competes with the already established local
>>> telephone business by providing its own network and switching.
>>> Not knowing was intolerable
>>> Bobbie
>> And it's own wiring system?
>> i.e. the line (twisted pair) that comes from the street to a 
>> residence, or in one of my cases, a floating home.

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