US LEC is adding White Plains and Westchester County in New York to its network coverage area.

The company already offers services in New York city where it said customer growth has reached 46 percent so far in 2005.

US LEC will be targeting some 170 businesses in the new coverage area.

“Business customers want a dependable carrier that’s going to be flexible enough to meet their telecom needs as their company grows, and many of our New York City customers have facilities in Westchester County,” said Wilbur Williams, senior vice president for US LEC. “To meet customer demand, as well as for US LEC’s growth potential in the greater White Plains market, we have opened the area for our full range of products.”