This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Lumos Networks Announces “Project Ark”, An FTTC-Focused IP Fiber Network Overlay

Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced plans for a significant upgrade to its fiber network planned for completion during 2014. The Company will invest in state of the art fiber optical equipment and build a new MEF certified Carrier Ethernet MPLS/IP fiber overlay network designed primarily to handle Fiber to the Cell site (“FTTC”) traffic within Lumos’ network. Lumos Networks has been actively consulting with its FTTC carrier customers about the development of this parallel network, called “Project Ark”. The flexible MPLS architecture of Project Ark will allow for bandwidth scalability without a major design overhaul or the installation of significant new equipment.

“Over the last two years, Lumos Networks added 460 FTTC sites and we expect to add at least 200 more in 2014, equating to over 800 on-the-air sites by the end of 2014,” said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “In order for us to continue to provide leading quality of service and to have the necessary bandwidth to reach our long-term goal of 1,500 FTTC sites, we architected a separate, robust parallel Carrier Ethernet MPLS/IP fiber network intended exclusively for FTTC traffic. We have named this network ‘Project Ark’ and I consider this to be a major step forward in our goal to transform our network into the most dense and robust Carrier Ethernet network in the Mid-Atlantic region. Fiber bandwidth traffic from select large Enterprise accounts may also be routed onto this new network.”

Project Ark will provide total bandwidth of approximately one terabyte and is designed to handle, at a minimum, FTTC traffic produced by 1,500 sites on Carrier Ethernet, with an average of 1.5 tenants per site and 400 Mbps of throughput at each site. Project Ark, will connect four key markets in the Lumos Networks footprint: Pittsburgh, Pa; Charleston, WVa; Roanoke, Va; and Ashburn, Va. The loop around these four cities is about 850 miles.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.24 0.00%
FB $117.81 0.00%
GOOG $701.43 0.00%
TSLA $211.53 0.00%
YHOO $36.94 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,660.71 +9.45 0.05%
S&P 500 2,050.63 -0.49 -0.02%
NASDAQ 4,717.0940 -8.5450 -0.18%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs