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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Lumos Connects to Rockbridge Area Network Authority (“RANA”) Data Center in Lexington, VA

Marks the 36th Data Center Connected to the Lumos Networks

WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based infrastructure provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today it has connected its 8,607 fiber mile network to the RANA data center in Lexington, VA. RANA, created in 2009, is a network provider serving the Rockbridge, Lexington and Buena Vista localities of Virginia. This marks the 36th data center connected to the Lumos fiber network, including 7 company owned co-location facilities.

“Being connected to the Lumos fiber network makes our data center available to organizations well beyond our network footprint,” said Scott Robertson, Executive Director of RANA. “Lumos has a strong presence in central and western Virginia, which made them a natural fit to expand our network reach for data center business.”

Lumos provides Ethernet service into the RANA data center at speeds ranging from 3Mbps to 10G. Lumos Networks’ Carrier Ethernet offering is MEF 2.0 certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum

Wavelength service is available at the RANA location on a customer-demand basis. Companies can use Lumos connectivity to reach the RANA site for colocation purposes or last-mile access to a location on the RANA network. The RANA facility provides 4,500 square feet of high availability data center space in the Rockbridge area.

“I am pleased to announce the connection of our fiber network to the state of the art RANA facility,” said Timothy G Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Our Enterprise customer base of approximately 1,200 is increasingly requesting secure access to data centers and we look forward to working with RANA to fill that need.”

About RANA

RANA (Rockbridge Area Network Authority) was created by Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista cities, and Washington & Lee University in 2009 to promote and provide high-speed "big broadband" fiber infrastructure for the area localities. For more information about RANA and its services, please visit

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.