Lumos Networks opens 100G DWDM fiber route from Richmond to Ashburn

Fiber-optic network service provider Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: LMOS) says it now offers up to 100-Gbps connectivity on a 115-mile fiber cable route between Richmond and Ashburn, VA. Lumos says it can pair what it asserted is a "highly unique route" with metro/access rings for its enterprise, data center, and carrier customers.

Fiber-optic network service provider Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: LMOS) says it now offers up to 100-Gbps connectivity on a 115-mile fiber cable route between Richmond and Ashburn, VA. Lumos says it can pair what it asserted is a "highly unique route" with metro/access rings for its enterprise, data center, and carrier customers.

"This new 100G DWDM fiber route is our latest network expansion milestone, connecting two key destinations, Richmond and Ashburn, right in the heart of our 7,800 mile fiber footprint," explained Craig Drinkhall, CTO at Lumos Networks. "This route not only increases our addressable market of new enterprise, data center, carrier end-user, and fiber to the cell (FTTC) opportunities, but also reduces our expenses by transferring existing customer traffic onto our fiber network and eliminating associated Type-2 leased costs."

The DWDM network also complements the company's activities in Charlottesville, Drinkhall added (see "Lumos Networks upgrades in Pennsylvania, Virginia").

At least one Lumos customer is happy at the news. "We are excited that Lumos Networks' new fiber route from Richmond to Ashburn is now ready for service as it will bring high-speed, secure, fully redundant Ethernet services to two additional locations of ours, in Fredericksburg and in Stafford," said Joseph K. Wyatt, IT&S director and HIPAA compliance officer of Radiology Associates, via a Lumos Networks press release. "Their fiber network is already connected to six of our facilities in the Richmond area with low-latency 25-meg service and another location in Bluefield, WV, with a 100-meg connection."

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