WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 that its 53 mile long-haul route from Richmond to Charlottesville, Virginia is scheduled for completion, both on time and within budget, during the second quarter of 2014. The Company expects to complete final testing on the route over the next several weeks and is scheduled to begin routing high-speed fiber-based Carrier Ethernet traffic in June of 2014.
Joseph McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer, said, “I am pleased to announce that we expect to begin routing fiber bandwidth traffic onto our 100G DWDM long-haul route between the cities of Charlottesville and Richmond within the next few weeks. This route will have a fiber count of 288 strands, making it one of the densest portions of our fiber network and adds another unique route to the Lumos Networks fiber footprint.”
Lumos Networks will benefit from the completion of this fiber long-haul route in two primary ways. First, the Company will own 100% of the fiber on this route and will thus eliminate significant Type 2 leased fiber expense that the Company is currently paying other fiber providers. Second, this route will be the only 100G DWDM route with a dense fiber count connecting these two important cities and will be well positioned to deliver Enterprise, Data Center and Fiber to the Cell traffic.
Craig Drinkhall, Chief Technology Officer for Lumos Networks added, “During the fourth quarter of 2014, we also plan to complete our 100G DWDM long-haul route between Richmond and Ashburn, Virginia, which is the data center capital of the United States. Once that route is completed, we will have a redundant fiber ring that will allow our key Virginia Enterprise customers to access this data center capacity. At that point, we believe that Lumos Networks will be increasingly well positioned to have the densest fiber network in the Mid-Atlantic region.”
About Lumos Networks
Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving carrier, business and residential customers over a dense fiber network offering data, voice and IP services. With headquarters in Waynesboro, VA, Lumos Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a fiber network of 7,467 fiber route miles. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at www.lumosnetworks.com.
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