[Asterisk-biz] carrier class names

Jason Becker jason at coalescentsystems.ca
Tue Nov 23 18:22:18 MST 2004

alex at pilosoft.com wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Jason Becker wrote:
>>>I've been having a hard time finding a straight answer on this---
>>>maybe you all can help. It's a terminology question.
>>>What is the name for the class of telephone carrier who provides 911
>>>service, and the name of the class of telephone carrier who does not?
>>Perhaps you're after the terms ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier)  
>>and CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier)?
> Too bad that every ILEC and [I hope] every CLEC provides 911 service.
> -alex

It is my understanding that ILECs provide the 911 platform that CLECs 
tie into. I don't understand your reply, can you elaborate (without 
being a smart ass, try really really hard).


Jason Becker
Director & CEO
Coalescent Systems Inc.

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