WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Lumos Networks Corp. (LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure & IP Services in key mid-Atlantic markets, today announced that it signed a multi-year Ethernet network contract with HCA Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
The fiber network build will connect 10 key HCA Virginia facilities, satellite offices and critical care locations to its Richmond Data Center All 10 facilities will be “on-net,” meaning they will all be linked directly to Lumos’ fiber network. The project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2013 and will bring to 17 the number of HCA Virginia facilities connected on Lumos’ fiber network through advanced Ethernet services.
“We have had great success with the customized networks solutions Lumos Networks has built for us since our relationship began in 2000. We are excited that they will be helping us build the next generation of a healthcare grade network in Richmond capable of handling real time access to critical patient information while providing the safety and security we need. It has been our thinking that better technology means better patient care and we’re able to provide such in Richmond as a result of our relationship with Lumos Networks,” said Tom Pagano, Chief Information Officer HCA Capital Division – Information Technology & Services.
“It is my pleasure that our first publicly announced Ethernet fiber contract in the Richmond, Virginia market is with such a long-standing client like HCA Virginia. This HCA Virginia contract is a great win for Lumos and is one of a half dozen key contracts that we signed as a part of the pre-selling process we began in late 2012 to prepare for the launch of fiber services in the Richmond market," said Joseph E. McCourt, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer for Lumos Networks.
When Lumos lights up Richmond with fiber services in the third quarter, the network will consist of 92 miles of both metro and long haul fiber and will be strategically positioned to efficiently reach a significant number of large Enterprise and cell site opportunities. The fiber network will connect back to the existing Lumos footprint. Richmond has a population of 1.3 million in its metro area, which significantly increases the addressable market of the Lumos fiber footprint.
Mr. McCourt added, “Richmond is going to be a 100Gbps City for Lumos, day one. Richmond has a vibrant economy, anchored by State government facilities, Fortune 500 Enterprises, a strong healthcare infrastructure and an unemployment rate of 5.9%, well below the national average. Our large multi-tenant Enterprise and our Carrier customers all agree that the demand for high quality, low latency bandwidth on a secure fiber network continues to exceed expectations. We are already sourcing Enterprises in need of redundant fiber access to reach critical data centers in our existing footprint, as well as other carrier POPs and metro locations.”
About HCA Virginia
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive health care network, HCA Virginia operates 13 hospitals and more than a dozen outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians in Central, Southwestern and Northern Virginia. In addition to being one of Virginia’s largest employers, it provides approximately $100 million in charity care to uninsured patients each year and pays $100 million in taxes. In Central Virginia, HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, more than 50 physician practice locations and the 7 hospitals we are best known for - Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, West Creek Emergency Center, Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, John Randolph and Spotsylvania Regional.
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 http://www.lumosnetworks.com.
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