Lumos Networks Announces Ethernet Commercial Reserve E-Line Service

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure & IP Services in key mid-Atlantic markets, today launched Ethernet Commercial Reserve E-Line Service, the latest addition to its Metro Ethernet portfolio to address the needs of business critical and Fiber to the Cell (FTTC) applications. The service adds 10Gbps and sub-10Gbps bandwidth options, reserved protected path selection with industry-leading service guarantees around latency, jitter and packet delivery.

Commercial Reserve E-Line is a point to point, Layer 2 MEF-certified offering that is delivered through 1Gbps or 10Gbps ports providing a scalable, on-demand bandwidth platform. The service is available across the entire Lumos Networks mid-Atlantic footprint.

“Our Commercial Reserve E-Line Service is ideally suited to organizations that need a high-speed service that is both protected and efficient,” said Lumos Networks Vice President of Product Management & Engineering Craig Drinkhall. “Customers get the reliability and simplicity of fully reserved bandwidth, diversity for resiliency, and scalability for future growth. This is the first in line of a series of capabilities we are creating to address the existing and emerging connectivity demands of business applications.”

For carriers and large enterprises that need high performance, resilient connectivity between two sites, Commercial Reserve E-Line combines guaranteed bandwidth reservation, diverse transport paths, and exclusive forwarding priority to ensure continuous service performance.

“Our research indicates end-to-end performance guarantees and route diversity for improved service reliability rank among the top competitive differentiators for Ethernet service providers. Following up on MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification of its E-LAN and E-Access services earlier this year, Lumos Networks clearly is innovating and strengthening its portfolio to support a multitude of applications that demand a solid platform for growth & resiliency,“ said Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, a division of UBM Tech.

For more information about Lumos Networks and its host of products and services including Ethernet Commercial Reserve E-Line Service, please visit www.lumosnetworks.com or call 877-328-9442.

About Lumos Networks

Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving carrier, business and residential customers over a dense fiber network offering data, voice and IP services. With headquarters in Waynesboro, VA, Lumos Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a 5,800 route-mile fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at http://www.lumosnetworks.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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