Lumos Networks Corp. has announced that it has extended fiber connectivity into the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Norfolk, VA. This marks the 35th data center, including 7 company owned co-location facilities, connected to the Lumos Networks 8,607 route mile fiber network and the first in the Company’s expansion market of Norfolk/Hampton Roads, VA.
The Company’s network expansion announced in November of 2014, which also includes the Richmond, VA metro markets, is estimated to increase the total company’s enterprise addressable market by $135 million, an increase of 60% versus its core markets.
Lumos Networks has already secured one customer contract into the EdgeConneX facility and has begun to market its capabilities for secure advanced fiber connectivity to its approximately 1,200 Enterprise customers. The EdgeConneX facility, located at 3800 Village Avenue, Suite C, Norfolk, VA, 23502, is a tier 3, high availability data center with 100,100 square feet total with expansion capability to 10MW’s.
“Lumos’ connectivity complements our mission to place Edge Data Center infrastructure as close to endusers as possible in order to maximize performance,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, at EdgeConneX. “Our content and cloud provider customers can combine EdgeConneX premium facilities with Lumos premium network service for a high-speed data delivery infrastructure that’s right in the backyard of Norfolk-area Internet users. With their strong footprint in Norfolk, throughout Virginia, and across the mid-Atlantic region, Lumos is an ideal connectivity partner for us.”
This data center connection leverages Lumos Networks’ 822 fiber route mile expansion in the State of Virginia, including 270 route miles of dense fiber (average metro core strand count of 144) in the Hampton Roads/Norfolk markets. Hampton Roads, which is the 37th largest Metropolitan Service Area (“MSA”), encompasses the cities of Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach.
Lumos offers Ethernet and Wavelength services into the EdgeConneX facility. The Ethernet service is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum and available at select speeds from 3Mbps to 10Gbps. The Wavelength service supports 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 10Gbps, and 100Gbps speeds.
“I am pleased to announce that the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center is the first data center connected to our fiber network in our Norfolk/Hampton Roads expansion market,” said Tim Biltz, CEO of Lumos Networks. “Our Enterprise customers continue to demand access to high quality data centers across our footprint and we look forward to expanding our relationship with EdgeConneX.”