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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Lumos Networks Signs Multi-year Enterprise Contract with Virginia Military Institute (“VMI”)

WAYNESBORO, VA – July 13, 2017 - Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region signed a multi-year agreement with the Virginia Military Institute (“VMI”) to provide 1.5 Gigabit of Dedicated Internet to its campus, located in Lexington, Virginia. Lumos Networks also will provide VMI with a 1 Gigabit Dedicated Internet connection at the Rockbridge Area Network Authority (RANA) Data Center. Lumos Networks previously announced RANA as a new Data Center connected to their network (Lumos Connects to Rockbridge Area Network Authority (“RANA”) Data Center in Lexington, VA).

Colonel Thomas Hopkins, Director of Information Technology at VMI said, “The highly secure fiber bandwidth solution that Lumos Networks provides will continue to grow with us as our demand grows. We are pleased with the performance and servicing of our network by Lumos Networks.”

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with VMI and are honored to provide secure and advanced connectivity to such a prominent higher education university right in the heart of our nearly 11,000 mile fiber network,” said Timothy G. Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks, “Higher education is a key industry vertical within our Enterprise segment.”

“We appreciate the trust and confidence that the Virginia Military Institute has placed in us to provide this service,” said Joseph McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer for Lumos Networks. “We look forward to the opportunity to continue to add additional services, locations and increased bandwidth over time.”

About Virginia Military Institute
Founded in 1839 and located in Lexington, Virginia, Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s first state-supported military college. U.S. News & World Report has ranked VMI among the nation’s top undergraduate public liberal arts colleges since 2001. VMI’s engineering program is traditionally ranked in the Top 25 amongst all engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

About Lumos Networks

Lumos Networks is a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 27 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 11,028 fiber route miles and 517,244 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,310 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,685 total FTTC connections, 2,230 on-net buildings and approximately 3,500 total on-net locations. The Company also connects 44 total data centers, including three data centers acquired from DC74 (now named Lumos Data Centers), two acquired from Clarity Communications and seven company owned co-location facilities. In 2016, Lumos Networks generated over $123 million in Data revenue over our fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at

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.