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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 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 26 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 11,028 fiber route miles and 517,244 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,310 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,684 total FTTC connections, 2,230 on-net buildings and approximately 3,500 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