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Press Release -- January 9th, 2018
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Lumos Networks Launches the Mid-Ohio Valley as its 27th Enterprise Market

WAYNESBORO, Va., Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has launched the Mid-Ohio Valley as its 27th Enterprise market.

Memorial Health System is the largest employer in Washington County, Ohio. Marietta, with a population of approximately 13,000, is the second largest city of the Parkersburg (WV)/Vienna (WV)/Marietta (OH) metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

The Company’s recently announced multi-year Enterprise contract to provide advanced fiber services to multiple locations for Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio and the surrounding areas, will serve as the anchor tenant for this new edge-out market.

Carrie Ankrom, President/CEO of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce (“MACC”), said, “It is exciting to see Chamber members partnering together to create growth and expansion in the Memorial Health System. This is an opportunity that the entire MACC membership and Mid-Ohio Valley will successfully benefit from.”

“We are pleased to announce the creation of the Mid-Ohio Valley as our newest Enterprise market,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Our recent Enterprise win with Memorial Health System will allow Lumos to “edge-out” its fiber capabilities into the under-served Mid-Ohio Valley. The Mid-Ohio Valley fits well into our “Large Locals” strategy to reach Enterprise accounts in our seven key verticals where the preponderance of their locations are near our 11,000 mile fiber footprint.”

For further details about the fiber capabilities of Lumos Networks, please contact Chip Vanalsburg, Lumos’ Director of Sales for the Mid-Ohio Valley market at (304) 419-2447 or VanalsburgW@LumosNet.com

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce

The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce (“MACC”) is a private business association with over 580 members. MACC is a leading champion of our community’s business future. The Chamber has a long-standing tradition of supporting and promoting businesses of all sizes in the Mid-Ohio Valley and is the voice of business that has benefited the Marietta area business community for many years.

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 27 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, 1,685 total FTTC connections, 2,230 on-net buildings and over 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.

Contact:  Will Davis
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Chief of Staff
Phone: (c) 917-519-6994
Email: davisw@lumosnet.com

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