WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to announce that the company has joined the Wireless Infrastructure Association (“WIA”).
“WIA is pleased to have Lumos Networks join the ranks of WIA’s membership. Fiber-based bandwidth services are a critical component to the delivery of wireless services, providing the backhaul and fronthaul infrastructure that supports macro tower sites, small cells, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) deployments,” said Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association.
Mr. Adelstein continued, “As the U.S. continues to advance the deployment of 5G wireless networks, fiber infrastructure services will play an even more critical role in the deployment of 5G and WIA looks forward to supporting Lumos Networks as it navigates the next-generation mobile network deployments.”
“Given the substantial progress that Lumos Networks has made transforming into a fiber bandwidth provider, we believe that WIA is well suited to represent our interests within the communications infrastructure ecosystem,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “We agree wholeheartedly with the view of WIA that the availability of dense, redundant and secure fiber networks will play an increasingly critical role for both carriers and enterprises as networks evolve to 5G.”
The Wireless Infrastructure Association represents the companies that make up the wireless infrastructure ecosystem in the United States. Members include wireless carriers, infrastructure providers, and professional services firms that collectively own and operate more than 135,000 telecommunications facilities around the globe. Through public affairs and advocacy efforts – on the local, state and federal level – WIA works to support the widespread deployment of the wireless infrastructure in order to deliver broadband access to all citizens and communities.
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.