CLEC Network Diagram

This diagram shows a customer with voice supplied by the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) and broadband supplied by a 3rd party Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC).

The ILEC is still repsonsible for the copper network and equipment to the left of the Handover Distribution Frame (HDF), the CLEC is responsible for the cables and equipment to the right of the HDF.

When a customer has a fault it is now more difficult to identify where the fault is and who is responsible.

Deploying Test Access Switches into the network can help prove where the fault lies and who is responsible for fixing it. Using a Test Head with a Golden Modem incorporated means the DSLAM port can also be tested, again aiding fault finding.

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CLEC Network diagram