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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Lumos Lights up QTS Data Center in Richmond
WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it recently connected QTS’ mega data center in Richmond, Virginia with fiber. This marks the fifteenth commercial data center connected to the Lumos fiber network and the second in Richmond. Lumos operates a 110-mile fiber network in this key “edge-out” market for the Company.
”We are pleased to work with Lumos Networks to provide secure, reliable high speed fiber bandwidth into our 1.3 million square foot campus in Richmond,” said Shelagh Montgomery, Executive Vice President, Strategic Client Management, QTS. “We hope to leverage our data center solutions and fully managed services across Lumos Networks’ key Enterprise accounts in their Mid-Atlantic footprint.”
Timothy G. Biltz, CEO and President of Lumos Networks said, “I am delighted to announce that we have completed fiber connectivity into QTS’ data center in Richmond, Virginia. QTS is a leading national provider of a broad array of data center solutions and we are excited about the potential of expanding their services across our Enterprise base of customers and providing state of the art fiber bandwidth connectivity in our approximately 7,500 fiber mile footprint.”
Joseph E. McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer for Lumos Networks added, “Our announcement to light up the QTS data center continues our strong momentum in the Richmond, Virginia market. Lumos now has annualized bookings in Richmond, within Enterprise and Transport segments, of approximately $4.2 million. We have already signed one customer contract into the QTS facility and we expect to sign others in the coming months. Lumos will offer our Enterprise customers up to 10Gbps of Ethernet connectivity and other high-speed bandwidth options.”
About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers.

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.