Lumos Networks Provides Fiber Connectivity To World-Class Equinix Data Centers

Lumos Networks Corp. ("Lumos Networks") (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the mid-Atlantic region, provides advanced network connectivity to the Equinix DC1 and DC2 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Ashburn, VA, as well as the Equinix CH1 IBX data center in Chicago. Lumos offers Ethernet services to the Chicago site and Ethernet and Wavelength services to the Ashburn locations.

Equinix's data centers are state-of-the-art facilities with a complete portfolio of colocation, interconnection and support services for network carriers, cloud service providers, enterprise organizations, content companies and financial institutions. The data centers are also standards-compliant and award-winning.

"Equinix is dedicated to providing unparalleled data center facilities and services for IT needs, and a critical part of that commitment is offering high-value network options, like Lumos, at our sites," said Jim Poole, Vice President, Business Development, Service Providers. "The caliber of the network must match the caliber of our facilities to maximize value for customers. This ensures enterprises can reach Equinix's data centers quickly and reliably."

"Lumos customers are increasingly asking for connectivity to premiere data centers for a range of mission-critical applications, from colocation and disaster recovery to cloud services," said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. "Having Equinix's market-leading facilities on our network allows us to more than satisfy this customer need. And our advanced fiber network takes customers to Equinix with the speed and resilience they require."

In addition to Equinix data centers, Lumos connects to the Equinix Cloud ExchangeTM, an interconnection solution for direct, private access to multiple cloud service providers. Lumos offers Ethernet service to the Cloud Exchange, which provides a secure, high-speed, carrier-class alternative to the public Internet for accessing the exchange.

About Lumos Networks

Lumos Networks is a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 24 markets in Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 9,204 fiber route miles and 475,507 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,297 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,642 total FTTC connections, 36 data centers, including 7 company owned co-location facilities, 1,984 on-net buildings and approximately 3,300 total on-net locations. In 2015, Lumos Networks generated over $114 million in Data revenue over our fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at www.lumosnetworks.com.

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