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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Lumos Networks Launches the Mid-Ohio Valley as its 27th Enterprise Market

Memorial Health System is Anchor Tenant for Latest Lumos Edge-Out Market

Waynesboro, VA – Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has launched the Mid-Ohio Valley as its 27th Enterprise market.

Memorial Health System is the largest employer in Washington County, Ohio. Marietta, with a population of approximately 13,000, is the second largest city of the Parkersburg (WV)/Vienna (WV)/Marietta (OH) metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

The Company’s recently announced multi-year Enterprise contract to provide advanced fiber services to multiple locations for Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio and the surrounding areas, will serve as the anchor tenant for this new edge-out market. Carrie Ankrom, President/CEO of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce (“MACC”), said, “It is exciting to see Chamber members partnering together to create growth and expansion in the Memorial Health System. This is an opportunity that the entire MACC membership and Mid-Ohio Valley will successfully benefit from.” “We are pleased to announce the creation of the Mid-Ohio Valley as our newest Enterprise market,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Our recent Enterprise win with Memorial Health System will allow Lumos to “edge-out” its fiber capabilities into the under-served Mid-Ohio Valley. The Mid-Ohio Valley fits well into our “Large Locals” strategy to reach Enterprise accounts in our seven key verticals where the preponderance of their locations are near our 11,000 mile fiber footprint.”

For further details about the fiber capabilities of Lumos Networks, please contact Chip Vanalsburg, Lumos’ Director of Sales for the Mid-Ohio Valley market at (304) 419-2447 or

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce
The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce (“MACC”) is a private business association with over 580 members. MACC is a leading champion of our community’s business future. The Chamber has a long-standing tradition of supporting and promoting businesses of all sizes in the Mid-Ohio Valley and is the voice of business that has benefited the Marietta area business community for many years.

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.