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James Nester
Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs
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For immediate release

Monday, February 13, 2012
Lumos Networks to Enhance Broadband Services for Virginia Community Colleges System

WAYNESBORO, VA. – Lumos Networks (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based products across the Mid-Atlantic region , announced that the Virginia Community Colleges System(VCCS) has chosen Lumos Networksto deliver state-of-the-art broadband services to campuses across Virginia.

In making the announcement, David J. Keller, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, said, "Lumos Networks is honored to be selected to assist the VCCS in meeting their growing broadband communications needs. We look forward to extending our robust network and expertise to their efforts to deliver quality higher education and workforce training throughout the state for years to come."

The agreement enables more cost-effective and secure communications as well as enhanced continuity, increased speed and bandwidth over Lumos Networks' Metro Ethernet fiber backbone. The robust fiber network also affords the opportunity forfuture high-bandwidth applications and services for further expansion.

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.