Media Contact
James Nester
Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs
(304) 414-4667

For immediate release

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lumos Networks, City Fire Department and WCHS/WVAH Eyewitness News to Distribute Free Smoke Detectors This Friday & Saturday

CHARLESTON, WV – Lumos Networks (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based products across the Mid-Atlantic region will join The Charleston Fire Department and WCHS/WVAH Eyewitness News in distributing free smoke detectors this Friday and Saturday at WCHS/WVAH 1301 Piedmont Road in Charleston.

Distribution will take place on Friday, March 30, from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Saturday March 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"Several of our employees knew the families of those devastated by this tragic event,' said James Nester, Director of Public Affairs for Lumos Networks. "Though saddened by the recent events, we are honored to support the City Fire Department and WCHS/WVAH Eyewitness Newsin their'Never Again' campaign."

Firefighters will be on site to provide information related to the proper installation of detectors. Those who request or receive a detector will be asked to provide contact information to allow firefighters to follow up with recipients and ensure and assist in the proper installation of the devices.

Lumos Networks is providing an initial allotment of 1000 detectors to the City Fire Department for distribution scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. Donations to assist local fire departments by putting working smoke detectorsinto as many homes as possible will also be accepted.

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.