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Monday, March 26, 2012
Lumos Networks Prepares Fiber Infrastructure for 100G Network

WAYNESBORO, VA – Lumos Networks (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based products across the Mid-Atlantic region has completed a test of 100 Gigabit speed technology across its fiber optic network.

"Lumos Networks has completed a successful validation of Cisco's 100 Gigabit coherent DWDM technology across our footprint. This milestone proves that our network is ready to support extremely high speed services," said Michael B. Moneymaker, President of Lumos Networks. "Demand for data services is exploding and we'll be there to meet the needs of our customers for next generation bandwidth and enhanced capabilities. These types of network enhancements allow our customers to meet their business objectives and foster economic development in our Mid-Atlantic region.

The ability to leverage previously unattainable network speeds will be of great benefit to the educational, governmental, healthcare and research sectors across the Mid-Atlantic region, and will serve as a tool for economic development and job creation as well. Below are but a few examples of what is possible with a 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps):

  • All students in K-12 schools in a particular state within Lumos Networks footprint could simultaneously download an e-book in under three minutes
  • Smartphone data could be sent 50,000 times faster than current average speeds
  • Millions of medical records could be transmitted in just 60 seconds

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 44 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Georgia. With a fiber network of more than 20,000 fiber route miles and over 1 million total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects over 4,500 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, almost 1,700 total FTTC connections, over 4,500 on-net buildings and more than 9,000 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 www.lumosnetworks.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.