US LEC passed the 25,000 customer plateau in September.

US LEC (Nasdaq: CLEC) said it reached a total of 25,212 business customers as of Sept. 30. The telecommunications provider has expanded its reach across much of the Southeast and reaches as far north as New York.

“We’re very excited about growing our customer base to over 25,000 — an eight-fold increase since 2000,” said Aaron Cowell, chief executive officer of US LEC. “We expect to continue this success, especially as our new enhanced Internet Protocol-based products offer businesses new levels of custom-tailoring, efficiencies and cost-savings.”