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
ILEC Application to Introduce New or Modified Rates or Terms
ILEC (CCN) Application Format for New Certifications and Amendments - MSWord (.doc)
ILEC Annual Company Contact Report - Login Required
Migration Contact List
Migration Contact List - Excel
Affiliated Activities Affiliated Activities Annual Report for CTUs
CTP Quarterly Reporting pursuant to HB 1777
Outage Report Requirement
HUB - Historically Underutilized Business
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
Substantive Rule §26.101 - Certification Criteria
Substantive Rule §26.131 - CLEC-to-CLEC and CLEC-to-ILEC Migration Guidelines
Questions and Answers
Technical - David Smithson at 512-936-7156 - email@example.com
Financial - Neal Frederick at 512-936-7459 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tariffs/Price Sheets - Stephen Mendoza at 512-936-7394 - email@example.com
Central Records at 512-936-7180