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For immediate release

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Lumos Networks Provides Fiber Connectivity to World-Class Equinix Data Centers

Satisfies enterprise demand for mission critical applications and connectivity to premium IT facilities

WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks”) (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the mid-Atlantic region, provides advanced network connectivity to the Equinix DC1 and DC2 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Ashburn, VA, as well as the Equinix CH1 IBX data center in Chicago. Lumos offers Ethernet services to the Chicago site and Ethernet and Wavelength services to the Ashburn locations.

Equinix’s data centers are state-of-the-art facilities with a complete portfolio of colocation, interconnection and support services for network carriers, cloud service providers, enterprise organizations, content companies and financial institutions. The data centers are also standards-compliant and award-winning.

“Equinix is dedicated to providing unparalleled data center facilities and services for IT needs, and a critical part of that commitment is offering high-value network options, like Lumos, at our sites,” said Jim Poole, Vice President, Business Development, Service Providers. “The caliber of the network must match the caliber of our facilities to maximize value for customers. This ensures enterprises can reach Equinix’s data centers quickly and reliably.”

“Lumos customers are increasingly asking for connectivity to premiere data centers for a range of mission-critical applications, from colocation and disaster recovery to cloud services,” said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Having Equinix’s market-leading facilities on our network allows us to more than satisfy this customer need. And our advanced fiber network takes customers to Equinix with the speed and resilience they require.”

In addition to Equinix data centers, LUMOS CONNECTS TO THE EQUINIX CLOUD EXCHANGETM, an interconnection solution for direct, private access to multiple cloud service providers. Lumos offers Ethernet service to the Cloud Exchange, which provides a secure, high-speed, carrier-class alternative to the public Internet for accessing the exchange.

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 www.lumosnetworks.com. and www.spiritcom.com.

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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.