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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Lumos Lights up Expedient Data Center in Pittsburgh

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 fiber to Expedient’s data center located at Allegheny Center Mall (“ACM”) in Pittsburgh. This marks the 29th data center connected to the Lumos fiber network and the fifth in Pittsburgh, which is a key “edge-out” market for the Company.

Shawn McGorry, President and COO of Expedient said, “We are pleased to announce Lumos Networks as a provider of secure, reliable high-speed fiber bandwidth into our 26,000 square foot facility in ACM, which is a key nexus of bandwidth traffic in the Pittsburgh Metro area. Pittsburgh is a key growth market for us and 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, “Expedient is a leading national provider of a broad range of data center, cloud computing and managed services to a growing base of customers and they are expanding their exposure in a number of key markets. We are excited to announce the connection of our fiber network to their ACM data center in Pittsburgh, which is a key growth market for Lumos.”

“Providing connectivity to the Expedient data center in Allegheny Center Mall is the latest example of our steady, continued growth into the Pittsburgh metro market,” noted Craig Drinkhall, Chief Technology Officer for Lumos Networks. “We recently opened our parallel Network Operating Center in Pittsburgh, which includes a new R&D center focused on the development of advanced fiber products and a sales office focused on the key growth verticals of the Western Pennsylvania marketplace.”

About Expedient

In addition to traditional data center colocation services, Expedient is known for offering a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment, storage area networks and more. Expedient's ten (10) Data Centers are all fully staffed with trained technology professionals 24/7/365 and all of the facilities are seamlessly interconnected by a fully redundant, 10GB fiber optic ring, which allows the company to essentially offer one hosting option in any of the eleven (11) locations, across seven (7) geographically diverse markets (Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Memphis and Pittsburgh). Expedient's individual markets are fully integrated to offer seamless solutions and support for over 1,500 corporate customers. Expedient's legal name is Continental Broadband LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC, a private firm with significant experience operating media and technology interests. Expedient's approach complements a variety of industry and government compliance requirements including SOX, PCI DSS and HIPAA, supported by third-party SOC attestation. For additional information visit www.expedient.com.

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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 www.lumosnetworks.com.

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