incumbent local exchange carrier

(1) Definition For purposes of this section, the term “incumbent local exchange carrier” means, with respect to an area, the local exchange carrier that— (A) on February 8, 1996 , provided telephone exchange service in such area; and (B) (i) on February 8, 1996 , was deemed to be a member of the exchange carrier association pursuant to section 69.601(b) of the Commission’s regulations ( 47 C.F.R. 69.601 (b)) ; or (ii) is a person or entity that, on or after February 8, 1996 , became a successor or assign of a member described in clause (i).


47 USC § 251(h)(1)

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