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Lumos Data Centers Names Rolando Stinson as Director of Data Center Operations

WAYNESBORO, VA – September 22, 2017- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced the hiring of Rolando Stinson as Director of Data Center Operations for the Lumos Data Center business. Rolando will oversee the company’s three Charlotte data center facilities and will manage the Network Operation Center (NOC).

Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Rolando was a Data Center Manager at TierPoint, formerly Hosted Solutions, based in Charlotte, where he focused on the NOC, infrastructure preventative maintenance testing, service delivery and datacenter improvements. Rolando also served from 1998-2006 in the United States Marine Corps.

According to third party research, the total Charlotte co-location market in 2017 is estimated to be approximately $140 million, up nearly 7% year-over-year. The market is estimated to reach over $150 million in 2018, up nearly 7% from 2017. The Charlotte metro area is the 22nd largest Metropolitan Service Area “MSA” in the US with a population of approximately 2.5 million, up nearly 12% since 2010. Charlotte’s population growth over that period was the fourth highest of the 22 largest MSAs.

“I am pleased to announce the hiring of Rolando Stinson as the Director of Data Center Operations for Lumos Data Centers,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Josh Wolff, the SVP of Lumos Data Centers, continues to build out his team in an effective manner, paying particular attention to developing customer-focused solutions while creating the necessary infrastructure required to scale our data center business. We believe that our market share of the Charlotte co-location and managed services market is currently less than 5% and we expect to grow that share over time.”

Rolando Stinson said, “I am excited to join the Lumos Data Center team as Director of Data Center Operations and look forward to helping Lumos Networks continue its tradition of creating custom-focused solutions in the robust Charlotte data center market.”

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.