Thursday, March 23, 2017
Lumos Networks Enters into Partnership Agreement with The Cordish Companies at Waterside District


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“Waterside District Powered by Lumos Networks” to Play Key Role in Resurgence of Downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA (March 23, 2017) – Lumos Networks Corp. (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, today announced it will be a presenting sponsor of Waterside District in Norfolk, Virginia. Elements of the sponsorship include promotions of entertainment and events, as well as digital and fixed signage.

“As part of our ongoing investment in the Hampton Roads market, we’re proud to partner with The Cordish Companies and be a part of the new Waterside District,” said Lumos Networks Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs James Nester. “Waterside District Powered by Lumos Networks” will help drive the resurgence of Waterside District and this Cordish project by bringing more jobs, economic growth and positive energy to the downtown Norfolk area.”

Headquartered and expanding in Virginia, Lumos Networks recently expanded into the Hampton Roads market building a network of 270 fiber route miles. This dense fiber network will provide the region’s businesses and industries with high speed, diversity and scalability. The company expects to be the leading contender in the market via this investment and is already seeing strong demand from both new and existing customers seeking additional connectivity for new sites in the region.

Opening in May 2017, Waterside District will be a place where the community can come together with family and friends for entertainment, a full range of culinary options, nightlife and activities for all ages. It will feature the best of local, regional and national restaurants and will offer music, festivals and more. “We are proud to partner with Lumos Networks, a respected leader in their industry and the region," said Glenn Sutch, President of Waterside District. “The Cordish Companies, Waterside District and Lumos Networks all share a strong commitment to the Hampton Roads market, and we look forward to making Waterside District powered by Lumos Networks something really special for the community and visitors alike.”

About Waterside District
Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors. A comprehensive $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk’s iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace will allow visitors to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts that integrate the downtown with its waterfront. Learn more and engage through Waterside District’s social media channels on Facebook (, Instagram (@watersidedistva) and Twitter (@WatersideDistVA). For leasing information or media inquiries, please contact or visit

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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.