Lumos Networks connects with RagingWire Ashburn data center campus

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a fiber-optic network services provider focused on serving the the Mid-Atlantic region, says it has connected its network to RagingWire's Ashburn, VA, data center campus.

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a fiber-optic network services provider focused on serving the the Mid-Atlantic region, says it has connected its network to RagingWire's Ashburn, VA, data center campus.

The RagingWire Ashburn Data Center Campus comprises a pair of facilities (dubbed VA1 and VA2) in the heart of what is known locally as "Data Center Alley." The campus features 290,000 square feet of space and 28 MW of power. Lumos will provides MEF-certified Ethernet service at rates ranging from 3 Mbps to 10Gbps as well as wavelength services.

"As part of our carrier-neutral approach, it is critical that we be able to offer our customers connectivity to advanced, resilient, carrier-class networks like Lumos," said James Leach, vice president of marketing for RagingWire. "Lumos backs their network with dual network operations centers, which emphasizes their commitment to availability. Now customers can access Lumos's robust mid-Atlantic footprint directly from our Ashburn data center campus."

"Our approximately 1,200 enterprise and carrier customers increasingly seek high-availability data center facilities in Northern Virginia to run mission critical applications with demanding network requirements," said Timothy G. Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos. "The combination of RagingWire's leading Ashburn data centers and wholesale colocation solutions, along with robust and secure fiber network solutions from Lumos, is a perfect fit to support these applications."

The connection to the RagingWire site comes in the context of several fiber-optic infrastructure expansion initiatives Lumos has conducted in Virginia (see, for example "Lumos Networks opens 100G DWDM fiber route from Richmond to Ashburn" and "Lumos launches Hampton Roads/Norfolk metro network build").

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