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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Lumos Networks Signs Multi-year Enterprise Contract with King William County Public Schools

WAYNESBORO, Va., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region signed a multi-year agreement to provide broadband internet services to the following King William County Schools: King William High, Hamilton-Holmes Middle, Acquinton Middle and Cool Springs Primary Schools. Lumos Networks is pleased to have won the competitive bid to provide highly reliable, high speed and robust internet to meet the ever expanding needs of King William County.

Lumos will construct new fiber routes from Route 360 in Hanover to Central Garage and then south-easterly down Route 30 to Hamilton-Holmes Middle School where it will be distributed to provide greatly enhanced internet capabilities and solutions for our teachers, administration staff, and students.

“It is extremely important that King William County Public Schools take this opportunity to improve our internet capacity in order to allow our school community stable web access,” announced Dr. David O. White, Division Superintendent.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with the King William County Public Schools and this relationship bolsters our position as a leader providing advanced broadband connectivity in our markets,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “The Richmond Metro market is a key expansion area for Lumos Networks and the education vertical is a critical element of our “Large Local” Enterprise growth strategy.”

“Lumos Networks now has over 500 miles of dense fiber in the Richmond Metro market and we continue to expand this footprint,” noted Joseph McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer of Lumos Networks. “I am proud of our sales, engineering and operations teams for this important contract win.”

“Our planned fiber investments into King William County will allow Lumos Networks to connect King William County Schools to a reliable, redundant and secure network. This new partnership with the School division will support their mission of education and we have the ability to expand the scope and capacity of the network as their bandwidth needs grow,” said Chris Shipman, General Manager and Vice President of Enterprise Sales in the Richmond and Hampton Roads markets for Lumos Networks.

About King William County Public Schools
KWCPS serves over 2200 students in its 4 schools (not including West Point Public Schools). KWCPS has been fully accredited by the Virginia Board of Education since 2009 and enjoys an over 93% on-time graduation rate.

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.