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Friday, May 6, 2016
Lumos Networks Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

Provides Lumos Networks’ enterprise customers with carrier-class access to broad portfolio of cloud providers

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 it has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™, an interconnection solution that provides direct, private access to multiple cloud service providers. As a member, Lumos Networks provides Ethernet access to the exchange, where customers can connect with a wide array of cloud service providers. The Lumos Networks connectivity provides a high-speed, secure, carrier-class alternative to the public Internet to access the exchange.

“Businesses need robust, predictable connectivity to the Equinix Cloud Exchange so they can deploy cloud environments that deliver the benefits they expect,” said Bill Long, Equinix vice president of interconnection solutions. “Enterprises cannot afford for their access to cloud resources to be put at risk by public Internet latency and congestion. High performance network access to the cloud is a must-have for cloud success.”

“Equinix is a global leader in providing world-class data center, cloud and interconnect services and we are delighted to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange, we’re helping enterprises expedite and improve their cloud deployments by giving them industrial-strength access to an impressive range of cloud service providers. Customers can reach providers on the Equinix Cloud Exchange with the kind of throughput and latency they need to keep the response time, user experience, and security of cloud services that these mission critical applications demand.”

Lumos provides Ethernet service to the Equinix Cloud Exchange that is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum and offered at select speeds from 3Mbps to 10Gbps.

In addition to the Cloud Exchange, Lumos connects to two Equinix data center facilities in Ashburn, Virginia (21715 Filigree Ct and 44470 Chilum Place).

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.