|By Business Wire||
|July 8, 2014 06:02 AM EDT||
Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it has connected Peak 10’s data center in Richmond with fiber. This marks the fourteenth commercial data center connected to the Lumos fiber network.
Rob Fichter, Vice President and General Manager of Peak 10 said, “We are excited to add Lumos Networks as a provider of safe, secure and reliable fiber into our Richmond data center. We look forward to working with them to expand our customers’ bandwidth options.”
“I am very pleased to announce that we have completed fiber connectivity into Peak 10 in Richmond,” said Timothy G. Biltz, CEO and President of Lumos Networks. “Peak 10 is a leading provider of hybrid IT infrastructure, cloud solutions and managed services and we are honored to name them as a data center partner for Lumos Networks.”
Joseph E. McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer for Lumos Networks added, “Richmond is a key 'edge-out' market for Lumos and we expect that data center connectivity will be a driver of growth for us in this market. We already have two signed customer contracts for connectivity into the Peak 10 data center and we expect to sign others in the coming months. Lumos will offer our Enterprise customers up to 10Gbps of Ethernet connectivity and other high-speed bandwidth options.”
About Peak 10
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal IT resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) designation. Peak 10 undergoes annual examinations by third party auditors and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory and industry standards such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Safe Harbor, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA and ITAR. For more information, visit www.peak10.com.
About Lumos Networks
Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier and Enterprise customers, offering end to end connectivity in 23 markets in Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 7,467 fiber route miles, Lumos Networks connects 633 Fiber to the Cell sites, 13 data centers and approximately 1,400 on-net buildings. In 2013, Lumos Networks generated over $104 million in data revenue over our fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at www.lumosnetworks.com.
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