NECA - Computer Definition
A not-for-profit organization of U.S. incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), NECA administers the FCC's access charge plan that determines the fees that interexchange carriers (IXCs) pay ILECs to complete calls. NECA also administers the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) fund that supports telecommunications services for individuals who are speech and/or hearing impaired. The subsidiary Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) administers programs that provide support for ILEC companies in high-cost areas, assistance for low income subscribers, discounts for telecommunications service to schools and libraries, and discounts to rural health care providers. See also FCC, ILEC, IXC, TRS, and USAC.