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Monday, November 3, 2014
Lumos Networks, Platinum Sponsor of MEF GEN14, to Present on Carrier Ethernet and SDN Panels

WAYNESBORO, VA – November 3, 2014 – Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced Craig Drinkhall, Chief Technology Officer, and Joti Balani, Lumos Vice President of Marketing, will join panel discussions on Paradigm Shifts in the industry, Carrier Ethernet Services, and SDN & NFV-Enabled Mobile Backhaul at MEF GEN14.  The event will take place November 17-20 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. 

MEF Gen14 is focused on defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data, and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, SDN, and virtualization technologies.  The event represents an extraordinary opportunity for business and government service end-users to engage with the top service & technology experts who are reshaping the communications industry landscape.

Mr. Drinkhall and Ms. Balani will participate in the following panels: 

Benefiting From the Paradigm Shift to Agile, Assured & Orchestrated Services November 18th 11:20 a.m.
Mr. Drinkhall will explore how end-users can capitalize on this exciting industry shift to gain competitive advantage, tighten control over communications costs, boost productivity, and increase organizational agility.

How Enterprises Are Innovating With Certified Carrier Ethernet Services: November 19th 2:30 p.m.
Ms. Balani will join moderator Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst, OVUM  and experts from leading providers of CE 1.0 and CE 2.0 services in North America, Europe, and Asia to discuss how their diverse sets of customers leverage CE to solve complex business challenges and compete more effectively in global and regional economies.

Panel – SDN and NFV-Enabled Mobile Backhaul: November 20th 9:40 a.m.
Mr. Drinkhall will join moderator Rami Yaron, Co-Chair, Mobile Backhaul & CE 2.0 Specialist, MEF to discuss the evolving requirements for mobile backhaul and different use cases of enhancing the mobile backhaul network by utilizing SDN & NFV from the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) to the tower.

"We are very excited by the tremendous market response to MEFGEN14, with registrants from more than 235 companies and organizations already signed up to attend," said Stan Hubbard, GEN14 Program Director. 'We’re pleased to have Lumos Networks as a Platinum sponsor of this inaugural event, and we are excited to have Craig and Joti participating in these panels; their experience and knowledge will be of great value to those in attendance," he added.

The Lumos Networks wholesale team will also be on hand to meet with those in attendance to discuss custom network solutions. Meetings can be arranged by visiting this link:

Please refer to the MEF GEN14 website for more information:

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.