Lumos Networks Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

Provides Lumos Networks’ enterprise customers with carrier-class access to broad portfolio of cloud providers

WAYNESBORO, Va.--()--Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based infrastructure provider in the mid-Atlantic region, announced it has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™, an interconnection solution that provides direct, private access to multiple cloud service providers. As a member, Lumos Networks provides Ethernet access to the exchange, where customers can connect with a wide array of cloud service providers. The Lumos Networks connectivity provides a high-speed, secure, carrier-class alternative to the public Internet to access the exchange.

“Businesses need robust, predictable connectivity to the Equinix Cloud Exchange so they can deploy cloud environments that deliver the benefits they expect,” said Bill Long, Equinix vice president of interconnection solutions. “Enterprises cannot afford for their access to cloud resources to be put at risk by public Internet latency and congestion. High performance network access to the cloud is a must-have for cloud success.”

“Equinix is a global leader in providing world-class data center, cloud and interconnect services and we are delighted to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange, we’re helping enterprises expedite and improve their cloud deployments by giving them industrial-strength access to an impressive range of cloud service providers. Customers can reach providers on the Equinix Cloud Exchange with the kind of throughput and latency they need to keep the response time, user experience, and security of cloud services that these mission critical applications demand.”

Lumos provides Ethernet service (https://www.lumosnetworks.com/products/ethernetmpls) to the Equinix Cloud Exchange that is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (https://www.mef.net/certification/services-certification-registry) and offered at select speeds from 3Mbps to 10Gbps.

In addition to the Cloud Exchange, Lumos connects to two Equinix data center facilities in Ashburn, Virginia (21715 Filigree Ct and 44470 Chilum Place).

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 8,734 fiber route miles and more than 401,000 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,252 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,592 total FTTC connections, 36 data centers, including 7 company owned co-location facilities, 1,812 on-net buildings and over 3,000 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.

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Contacts

Lumos Networks
Financial Community Contact
Will Davis
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations
Chief of Staff
917-519-6994
davisw@lumosnet.com
or
Media Contact
James Nester
Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs
304-414-4667
nesterj@lumosnet.com

Contacts

Lumos Networks
Financial Community Contact
Will Davis
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations
Chief of Staff
917-519-6994
davisw@lumosnet.com
or
Media Contact
James Nester
Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs
304-414-4667
nesterj@lumosnet.com