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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lumos Networks to Interconnect Networks, Build New Path from Atlanta to Ashburn

WAYNESBORO, VA. – Lumos Networks (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based products across the Mid-Atlantic region, announced plans to interconnect its network through a key provider with a significant presence in the Southeastern United States. Together, they will build redundancy to the heavily-traveled route between Atlanta and Ashburn.

This key route will provide carriers and large bandwidth data center users with an alternative to the I-95 corridor which has experienced impairments and outages throughout its history, most recently earlier this year as a result of a number of weather-related events. This new route will provide those needing to connect to these markets with a more reliable, redundant and robust path.

"We're excited to provide more reliability to those seeking to reach Ashburn from Atlanta and points in between," said Joe McCourt, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer. "Interconnecting two major internet cities takes our already robust network to a whole new level. Today, we can provide speeds to 10Gig wavelengths and larger configurations are expected in the next few months. We expect to see benefits far beyond these markets as a result of this project."

With the building of this new route the two providers are essentially increasing the size of the highway, thus increasing traffic and reducing network contention. As a result, Lumos Networks anticipates significant wholesale, enterprise and higher educational opportunities. Project completion is scheduled for fourth quarter 2012.

About Lumos Networks

Lumos Networks is a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 26 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 11,028 fiber route miles and 517,244 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,310 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,684 total FTTC connections, 2,230 on-net buildings and approximately 3,500 total on-net locations. The Company also connects 44 total data centers, including three data centers acquired from DC74 (now named Lumos Data Centers), two acquired from Clarity Communications and seven company owned co-location facilities. In 2016, Lumos Networks generated over $123 million in Data revenue over our fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at