CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Shareholders in US LEC, a provider of telecommunications solutions for businesses across the South and Mid-Atlantic states, will be asked to approve the proposed merger with Paetec Corp. at a meeting on Feb. 28.

The deal has received approval to move ahead from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Paetec also will have a shareholders’ meeting on Feb. 28.

The merger is valued at $450 million.