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Friday, January 23, 2015
Lumos Networks’ New Point of Presence (“PoP”) in Washington, Pa. Offers Critical Pittsburgh Diversity

Lumos Owned Facility to Offer Tier-1 Data Center Products and Services

WAYNESBORO, VA – January 23 2015 – Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced the opening of a new Lumos-owned Point of Presence (“PoP”) in Washington, Pa., located approximately 25 miles south of the Pittsburgh Central Business District (“CBD”).

This facility, expected to open in the first week of February, will mark Lumos’ second PoP in the Pittsburgh metro area and will allow Lumos to offer data center products and services to its customers in the region for the first time. Lumos’ current PoP is located in Pittsburgh’s CBD.

“The opening of our PoP in Washington, Pa. is an exciting development that further demonstrates our commitment to Western Pennsylvania, one of our key edge-out markets,” noted Timothy G. Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks. “This state of the art facility, built from the ground up and operated by Lumos, will allow for 100% control of delivery of service and offers critical diversity for Enterprise and Carrier customers seeking access to Pittsburgh’s CBD and other key Internet exchange hubs in key Northern Virginia markets.”

Craig Drinkhall, Chief Technology Officer at Lumos Networks said, “Our Washington PoP is a game changer in the Pittsburgh marketplace because it allows for critical diversity outside of the congestion of the Central Business District. In cases where our customers utilize other carriers whose PoPs are located in Pittsburgh’s CBD, our Washington PoP provides geographic diversity with routes that bypass the city.”

Mr. Drinkhall continued, “Additionally, the site offers dual-PoP connectivity to customers in the region who want connectivity without a single point of failure to reach locations outside Pittsburgh, including Internet exchanges and the Northern Virginia corridor in Ashburn. Finally, this Tier-1 colocation facility is ideal for companies with Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) applications and off-site computing needs in the region. Our Washington PoP has capacity for 24 cabinets but we can expand capacity up to eight-fold, depending on customer demand.”

“Our key carrier and enterprise customers, both existing and prospective, continually ask us to expand our presence in Western Pennsylvania and we believe that the opening of this PoP in Washington will go a long way towards answering these questions,” said Joseph E. McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer of Lumos. “Simply put, we now offer critical geographic diversity outside of the Pittsburgh Central Business District and we can now offer Tier-1 data center products and services to our customers.”

Washington PoP Address
Lumos Networks
77 Highland Avenue
Washington, PA 15301

For more information, please call 1-800-262-2200 to reach a representative of the Lumos Networks data sales team.


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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 and

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.