ILEC - Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
When the FCC deregulated the local exchange market in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the existing local exchange carriers became known as the Incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). ILECs are entities that hold a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) as of September 01, 1975.
Who Should File: Any entity that held a CCN as of September 01, 1975 and is providing local exchange telephone service, basic local telecommunications service, or switched access service to customers besides itself. Any entity that currently holds a CCN and requests amendments to its existing certification.
When to File: PURA (Public Utility Regulatory Act) Chapter 54, Subchapter B., §54.053 (New or Amendment). The PUC must grant or deny a New or Amendment CCN filing within one year of the date of the filing, unless good cause is shown for exceeding one year.
Forms - Applications
Migration Contact List
Tariffs and Price Sheets
- A ILEC shall file General Tariffs and Informational Tariffs using the filing format required by Substantive Rules 26.207 and 26.208. General Tariffs have a 35-day approval process and Informational Tariffs have a 10-day approval process. Each Tariff filing will receive a new docket number, which will be assigned by Central Records.
- Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers - ilec.csv
- Corrections to these lists: Please update your company contact information using the PUC Portal and either "ILEC Annual Report" or "Company Contacts", if later than annual report due date. Both are available in PUC Applications.
Rules - Statutes - Orders
Questions and Answers