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Lumos Networks Signs Multi-year Enterprise Contract with Virginia Military Institute (VMI)

WAYNESBORO, VA – July 13, 2017 - Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region signed a multi-year agreement with the Virginia Military Institute (“VMI”) to provide 1.5 Gigabit of Dedicated Internet to its campus, located in Lexington, Virginia. Lumos Networks also will provide VMI with a 1 Gigabit Dedicated Internet connection at the Rockbridge Area Network Authority (RANA) Data Center. Lumos Networks previously announced RANA as a new Data Center connected to their network (Lumos Connects to Rockbridge Area Network Authority (“RANA”) Data Center in Lexington, VA).

Colonel Thomas Hopkins, Director of Information Technology at VMI said, “The highly secure fiber bandwidth solution that Lumos Networks provides will continue to grow with us as our demand grows. We are pleased with the performance and servicing of our network by Lumos Networks.”

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with VMI and are honored to provide secure and advanced connectivity to such a prominent higher education university right in the heart of our nearly 11,000 mile fiber network,” said Timothy G. Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks, “Higher education is a key industry vertical within our Enterprise segment.”

“We appreciate the trust and confidence that the Virginia Military Institute has placed in us to provide this service,” said Joseph McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer for Lumos Networks. “We look forward to the opportunity to continue to add additional services, locations and increased bandwidth over time.”

About Virginia Military Institute
Founded in 1839 and located in Lexington, Virginia, Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s first state-supported military college. U.S. News & World Report has ranked VMI among the nation’s top undergraduate public liberal arts colleges since 2001. VMI’s engineering program is traditionally ranked in the Top 25 amongst all engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

About Lumos Data Centers
Lumos Data Centers (LDC) is a newly formed business unit within Lumos Networks, focusing exclusively on data center services. LDC offers high availability services out of three data centers in Charlotte, NC servicing Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The data center facilities are staffed 24/7/365, SSAE 16 SOC1 and SOC 2 Type II certified, and PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant.  Enterprise services include Colocation, Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Storage as a Service, and Back Up and Recovery as a Service. LDC acts as a Carrier Hotel, with 12 of the largest carriers in Charlotte having fiber routes and / or Points of Presence (POP), allowing robust options for clients. With direct connectivity from the Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications fiber footprint, along with 12 options for connectivity, LDC is uniquely positioned to offer clients on-net data center and colocation services.

About the Combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks
The combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks creates a super-regional fiber bandwidth network with over 21,000 miles of fiber and more than 9,000 on-net locations across nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The new entity offers a full range of Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced voice and cloud services to thousands of carrier, enterprise, data center and government customers. The entity also connects 44 total data centers, including 12 co-location and data centers.

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Lumos Data Centers offers the following services: data center, colocation, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service, Managed Hosting, and Dedicated Servers in areas around and including Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC, Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC, Blacksburg, VA, Richmond, VA, and Roanoke, VA.