US LEC has won contracts to provide integrated voice and Internet services to banks in Memphis and Louisville, the company said Wednesday.

Each of the contracts is for three years.

Signing on with US LEC were Independent Bank, including four branches, in Memphis, and Ascencia Bank in Louisville, which has 13 branches.

US LEC has targeted the financial sector for increased sales and now provides services to nearly 700 banks and offices. Its financial sector segment grew 11 percent in sales the last quarter of 2002.