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For immediate release
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Lumos Networks Signs Multi-year Enterprise Contract with the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport
WAYNESBORO, Va., Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region signed a multi-year agreement to provide advanced fiber connectivity to the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. Once installation is complete, Lumos Networks will be the first and only fiber provider into this Airport.
“We are excited to partner with Lumos Networks on our fiber optic network. The airport commission has specific needs from an enterprise and operational standpoint that Lumos took the time to understand and create a solution for,” said Bradley Boettcher, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. “This project will allow us to be a more efficient organization and help create a better travel experience for our customers and improve productivity for our tenants.”
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport and we are excited to meet their needs for secure fiber connectivity,” said Timothy G. Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks. “This new contract win furthers our strong momentum in our Roanoke Valley Enterprise market. Lumos Networks has connected well over 200 Enterprise buildings in the Roanoke Valley to our approximately 11,000 mile fiber network and we have increased our Enterprise lit buildings in this market by about 10% from the prior year.”
With a population of over 300,000, Roanoke is the #160 ranked MSA in the United States and the fourth largest in Virginia, following the Greater Washington DC Metro area (#6), Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News (#37) and Richmond (#45). Robert McAden, President and CEO of the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council said, “This is tremendous news not only for the airport and Lumos Networks, but for our entire region. Advanced fiber connectivity, like that being provided under this agreement, is a vital component of our ability to grow and attract companies.”
About the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is the primary airport for Virginia’s Blue Ridge. ROA serves over 600,000 passengers per year via 4 airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air) with nonstop service to 6 hub cities (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington Dulles) as well as weekly flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. To learn more, please visit WWW.FLYROA.COM.
About the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is a non-profit, member-driven association of businesses and organizations in the greater Roanoke-Blacksburg region, working together to promote the growth and success of the region’s technology sector. Its membership includes more than 250 organizations. The RBTC is the leading resource for the region’s growth and success. It exists to connect and unite the region’s technology community, develop and educate thought-leaders, mentors, and the technology workforce, and improve access to talent. To learn more, please visit HTTP://WWW.RBTC.TECH.
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 26 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, 1,684 total FTTC connections, 2,230 on-net buildings and approximately 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.
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