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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lumos Networks Launches GIGABIT FAST Fiber Broadband Across the Entire Virginia RLEC Footprint

First and Only Provider of Gigabit Broadband Speeds in Region

WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, is proud to announce the launch of GIGABIT FAST across the Company’s entire RLEC fiber to the premise footprint. GIGABIT FAST is the 1 gigabit broadband service with internet speeds up to 1,000 megabits per second and is available to residential and small business customers.

Lumos initially rolled out Gigabit internet speeds to customers in the Alleghany Highlands region in the summer of 2015, followed by customers in Botetourt County in January of 2016. This latest deployment now expands gigabit availability to nearly 20,000 premises with the launching of the Waynesboro/Augusta County market and development properties located in the Lynchburg area, one of its edge-out RLEC Broadband markets.

“I am very proud of the fact that not only is Lumos Networks the first service provider of any kind to offer 1 Gigabit internet speeds in our RLEC markets, it is also the first to offer Gigabit internet speeds across its entire RLEC footprint,” said Diego Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the residential and small business segment for Lumos Networks.

“We offer the fastest Internet broadband service in our region,” continued Mr. Anderson, “and this announcement only furthers our leading position in this region as customers increasingly migrate to higher broadband applications.”

Mr. Anderson said, “We continue to observe a growing demand for higher speeds to reliably access various data and over the top video content from customers who are using more internet enabled devices than ever before. This gigabit product delivers superior internet speeds to accommodate these evolving bandwidth intensive applications with the fastest speeds and reliability via a fiber infrastructure. We are committed in continuing to better serve our customers and local communities”.

The Lumos Gigabit Fast Internet will have tiered promotional pricing points starting at $99.95 per month for residential consumers and $129.95 per month for small businesses.

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.