Competitive Local Exchange Carriers – better known as CLEC – are communication providers that compete with the local incumbent providers. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 made it possible for smaller companies – now known as CLECs – to compete with incumbent providers. They generally offer the same services at a lower price.
Bicom Systems offers tools and products to support CLECs or to start your own CLEC as an ITSP.
Another good source of information on how to start a CLEC can be found at voip-info.org.
We have a similar article on How to Start an ITSP. In today’s market, any CLEC must consider its route to ITSP.
For more information, see our product package specifically for CLEC: CLEC Product Package
Also, visit our CLEC wiki – CLEC – Competitive Local Exchange Carriers – CLEC Florida – CLEC VoIPInfo