(LEC) A company allowed to handle local calls following the break-up of the Bell system in the US by anti-trust regulators. These vary from Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) through to small independents such as Farmers Cooperative.
Local exchange carriers are not allowed to handle long-distance traffic. This is handled by inter-exchange carriers (IXC) who are not allowed to handle local calls.
- Local flap
local flap n. A surgical flap that is transferred to an adjacent area.
noun 1. the administration of the civic affairs of a city, town, or district by its inhabitants rather than by the state or country at large. 2. the governing body of a town or district. noun 1. government of the affairs of counties, towns, etc, by locally elected political bodies 2. the US equivalent of […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. the group of galaxies, at least 25 of which are known, that includes the Milky Way. noun 1. (astronomy) the cluster of galaxies to which our galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy belong Local Group A group of more than 30 galaxies that includes 2 large spiral galaxies—the Milky Way and Andromeda—as well […]
- Local immunity
local immunity n. Natural or acquired immunity to an infectious agent that is limited to a particular organ or tissue.