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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Lumos Networks is Proud to Sponsor the Virginia Chamber’s Veteran-Business Mixer in Virginia Beach

Lumos Networks is one of 17 Participating Employers at the Event

WAYNESBORO, VA – October 31, 2017- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to sponsor the Virginia Chamber and Virginia Department of Veterans Services’ Veteran-Business mixer which will be held November 2, 2017 in Virginia Beach.

The mixer offers Veterans and transitioning service members an opportunity to network with local employers with open positions. In addition to Lumos Networks, 16 of Virginia’s Values Veterans certified companies will participate in the event.

“We are pleased to work with our event sponsor Lumos Networks and Virginia’s V3 companies to help increase employment opportunities for Veterans in Virginia,” said Cyndi Miracle, Senior Vice President for Programs of the Virginia Chamber Foundation.

Barry DuVal, Virginia Chamber’s President and CEO added “As a new Virginia Chamber member, we appreciate the additional support by Lumos Networks for this week’s event in Virginia Beach.”

Timothy G. Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks said, “Lumos Networks is proud to sponsor the Virginia Chamber event focused on Veteran recruitment -- a very worthy cause. We are constantly looking for highly qualified employees in the state of Virginia, and across our entire 11,000 mile Mid-Atlantic fiber network, as we continue our transformation into a fiber bandwidth service provider.”

For further information about the event, please contact Cyndi Miracle at the Virginia Chamber at


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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.