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For immediate release

Friday, June 29, 2012
Lumos Networks Earns Metro Ethernet Forum Certification

WAYNESBORO, VA – After more than a decade of providing Metro Ethernet services to countless customers across the Mid-Atlantic region, Lumos Networks today earned certification as a Carrier Class Metro Ethernet Service provider from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), having completed a comprehensive testing process. Certification marks a milestone for Lumos Networks, already recognized as an industry leader in Ethernet services. Lumos Networks is now one of only 195 organizations worldwide to have met the stringent certification requirements.

The MEF, as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, is a global industry alliance comprised of Ethernet service providers, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF tests and certifies Ethernet standards, develops technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. Lumos Networks joined MEF earlier this year to enhance the overall Ethernet service definition, by providing additional technical specifications and product features, while also focusing on interoperability for those customers who need connectivity to other Ethernet services.

"As Lumos continues to focus on fiber-based data products, this enhancement allows us to take advantage of additional opportunities with key large customers including Wholesale and Enterprise businesses with network specifications based upon MEF Standards," say Vice President of Product Management and Engineering Craig M. Drinkhall. "Additionally, MEF Certification supports key initiatives like fiber to the cell site by aligning Lumos ethernet products with the global standards required by demanding service provider customers," he adds.

Lumos Networks Metro Ethernet provides multiple capabilities that give our customers the key services they need to grow their businesses:

  • Enhanced business Connectivity
  • Scalable symmetrical bandwidth up to 10 Gigabits for data traffic
  • upport for Quality of Service, with prioritization for key service types
  • mproved Business Continuity: Lumos Network's ring topology allows for seamless, continuous service
  • Updated Service Level Agreements with new technical parameters required by customers

"Lumos Networks Metro Ethernet continues to provide customers with a fiber-based high speed, scalable solution to connect to virtually any site that has standards-based high speed data connectivity requirements," says Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President Joe McCourt. "MEF Certification provides the assurance that Lumos Networks' Metro Ethernet services meet the worldwide standards for Ethernet Data Communications and further positions us as the clear data network leader in the Mid-Atlantic region."

About the Combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks

The combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks creates a super-regional fiber bandwidth network with over 21,000 miles of fiber and more than 9,000 on-net locations across nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The new entity offers a full range of Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced voice and cloud services to thousands of carrier, enterprise, data center and government customers. The entity also connects 44 total data centers, including 12 co-location and data centers. More information: is available at www.lumosnetworks.com. and www.spiritcom.com.

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Lumos Networks provides fiber internet, voice, and IP connectivity over a dense fiber-based network serving enterprise and carrier customers in areas around and including Roanoake, VA, Richmond, VA, Daleville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Hampton Roads, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, WV, Huntington, WV, Beckley, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Clarksburg, WV, Morgantown, WV, Wheeling, WV, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Altoona, PA, Hagerstown, MD, and Washington, D.C.