Waynesboro, Va. – Lumos Networks (NASDAQ:LMOS, news, filings), a leading provider of fiber-based products across the Mid-Atlantic region, announced plans to interconnect its network through a key provider with a significant presence in the Southeastern United States. Together, they will build redundancy to the heavily-traveled route between Atlanta and Ashburn.
This key route will provide carriers and large bandwidth data center users with an alternative to the I-95 corridor which has experienced impairments and outages throughout its history, most recently earlier this year as a result of a number of weather-related events. This new route will provide those needing to connect to these markets with a more reliable, redundant and robust path.
“We’re excited to provide more reliability to those seeking to reach Ashburn from Atlanta and points in between,” said Joe McCourt, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer. “Interconnecting two major internet cities takes our already robust network to a whole new level. Today, we can provide speeds to 10Gig wavelengths and larger configurations are expected in the next few months. We expect to see benefits far beyond these markets as a result of this project.”
With the building of this new route the two providers are essentially increasing the size of the highway, thus increasing traffic and reducing network contention. As a result, Lumos Networks anticipates significant wholesale, enterprise and higher educational opportunities.
Project completion is scheduled for fourth quarter 2012. For more information or to learn more about Lumos Networks visit www.lumosnetworks.com.
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 5,800 route-mile fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at www.lumosnetworks.com.