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Lumos Networks Continues Fiber Expansion in Alleghany Highlands

Faster symmetrical internet speeds now available.

   COVINGTON, VA (DECEMBER 2, 2020)—Lumos Networks, a premier provider of fiber broadband internet for homes and businesses, has recently expanded its fiber network, making the fastest speeds in broadband internet available to an additional 900 homes in Covington, VA.  This most recent build brings Lumos gigabit fiber to over 10,000 homes & businesses and covers the majority of the Alleghany Highlands (including Covington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, and Alleghany County). “Lumos is excited to be expanding our fiber footprint during these challenging times to cover most of the Alleghany Highlands area. This expansion makes it possible for more people in our community to have fast, reliable fiber internet, which has become a necessity as so many of us are working and learning from home,” said Karen Hoch, Director of Marketing for Lumos Networks. Representatives from both the City and County agree access to fiber internet is crucial to consumers and businesses alike. City of Covington Manager Krystal M. Onaitis said “Lumos’s ongoing initiatives to enhance interconnectedness for those in the Highlands are more relevant than ever given the rapidly evolving and innovative adaptations our educators, students, and small businesses must undertake to expand their reach. This critical infrastructure also helps to further various civic innovations underway within localities to ensure we remain ‘citizen-centric.’ Simply put, Lumos’s continued commitment to its Highlands service area creates public value.” Alleghany County Administrator Jonathan A. Lanford also shared “On behalf of the Alleghany Highlands, we would like to thank Lumos for its continued fiber deployment and investment across the region.  In today’s environment, it is more critical than ever for businesses, school divisions, government operations, and economic development.” “Fiber internet from Lumos is the best choice for consumers because we provide the fastest speed option in our area, and we’ve also recently introduced symmetrical speed as a standard offering. This robust connectivity drastically improves reliability for virtual collaboration tools such as video conferencing, distance learning, and gaming applications.” Hoch added.  “In addition to offering lightning-fast internet, we remain committed to outstanding, local customer service.” Alleghany County and Covington City residents who want to find out if service from Lumos Networks is available in their neighborhood should visit lumosnetworks.com or call 855.GO.LUMOS. About Lumos Networks Lumos Networks provides high-speed fiber internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi, voice, and streaming TV services to residential and business customers in VA as well as in NC, where we’re known as NorthState. But we are more than your average internet company. Our customers enjoy the fastest fiber speeds available built on a network they can truly count on – all backed by local, expert customer care teams. We know that fast, reliable internet is what you need to stay connected to the things that matter. And your connection is our commitment. Lumos Networks and NorthState are a part of Segra, one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the U.S, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. About Segra Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. providing Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice, and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability.  Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, and healthcare organizations.  In addition, Segra delivers high-speed, fiber-based integrated telecommunications services to residential and business customers in portions of Virginia under the Lumos Networks brand name and in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina under the NorthState brand name.  For more information about Segra’s technology and commitment to customer care, visit segra.com.

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