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, is proud to announce the launch of GIGABIT FAST across the Company’s entire RLEC fiber to the premise footprint. GIGABIT FAST is the 1 gigabit broadband service with internet speeds up to 1,000 megabits per second and is available to residential and small business customers.
Lumos initially rolled out Gigabit internet speeds to customers in the Alleghany Highlands region in the summer of 2015, followed by customers in Botetourt County in January of 2016. This latest deployment now expands gigabit availability to nearly 20,000 premises with the launching of the Waynesboro/Augusta County market and development properties located in the Lynchburg area, one of its edge-out RLEC Broadband markets.
“I am very proud of the fact that not only is Lumos Networks the first service provider of any kind to offer 1 Gigabit internet speeds in our RLEC markets, it is also the first to offer Gigabit internet speeds across its entire RLEC footprint,” said Diego Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the residential and small business segment for Lumos Networks.
“We offer the fastest Internet broadband service in our region,” continued Mr. Anderson, “and this announcement only furthers our leading position in this region as customers increasingly migrate to higher broadband applications.”
Mr. Anderson said, “We continue to observe a growing demand for higher speeds to reliably access various data and over the top video content from customers who are using more internet enabled devices than ever before. This gigabit product delivers superior internet speeds to accommodate these evolving bandwidth intensive applications with the fastest speeds and reliability via a fiber infrastructure. We are committed in continuing to better serve our customers and local communities”.
The Lumos Gigabit Fast Internet will have tiered promotional pricing points starting at $99.95 per month for residential consumers and $129.95 per month for small businesses.
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 24 markets in Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 8,607 fiber route miles and more than 384,000 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,099 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,440 total FTTC connections, 35 data centers, including 7 company owned co-location facilities, 1,732 on-net buildings and over 2,800 total on-net locations. In 2015, Lumos Networks generated over $114 million in Data revenue and over $51 million in Adjusted EBITDA over our fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at www.lumosnetworks.com