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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Lumos Networks Joins the Wireless Infrastructure Association (“WIA”)

WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to announce that the company has joined the Wireless Infrastructure Association (“WIA”).

“WIA is pleased to have Lumos Networks join the ranks of WIA’s membership. Fiber-based bandwidth services are a critical component to the delivery of wireless services, providing the backhaul and fronthaul infrastructure that supports macro tower sites, small cells, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) deployments,” said Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association.

Mr. Adelstein continued, “As the U.S. continues to advance the deployment of 5G wireless networks, fiber infrastructure services will play an even more critical role in the deployment of 5G and WIA looks forward to supporting Lumos Networks as it navigates the next-generation mobile network deployments.”

“Given the substantial progress that Lumos Networks has made transforming into a fiber bandwidth provider, we believe that WIA is well suited to represent our interests within the communications infrastructure ecosystem,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “We agree wholeheartedly with the view of WIA that the availability of dense, redundant and secure fiber networks will play an increasingly critical role for both carriers and enterprises as networks evolve to 5G.”

About WIA

The Wireless Infrastructure Association represents the companies that make up the wireless infrastructure ecosystem in the United States. Members include wireless carriers, infrastructure providers, and professional services firms that collectively own and operate more than 135,000 telecommunications facilities around the globe. Through public affairs and advocacy efforts – on the local, state and federal level – WIA works to support the widespread deployment of the wireless infrastructure in order to deliver broadband access to all citizens and communities.

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.