You will need the resumes of all key personnel need showing experience in the telecommunications industry and technical capability to operate a CLEC. Proof of financial capability is normally required; many states require proof of $100,000 or more in cash or liquid assets.
Clarify Business Plans
There can be many different reasons a telecommunications provider might want to obtain CLEC status - the authority lets you do a lot more than just provide plain old telephone service (POTS) to residential customers. Be ready to provide an explanation of the types of services that the company will provide. Be prepared to disclose all affiliated companies and companies that are owned or controlled by officers or owners. If your company or any affiliated company provides or has provided telecommunication services in any other state, some details about that business may be required.
Note whether any officer or owner has a criminal history or has declared bankruptcy. These types of occurrences will need to be addressed in the CLEC Application.
Obtain Experienced Counsel
Seeking out a Telecommunications Attorney experienced in CLEC certifications will be an advantage to your company. FosterLaw represents clients throughout the nation, and we have obtained hundreds of authorities for telecommunications providers in dozens of states.
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