Lumos Networks, a fiber-based infrastructure provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has extended fiber connectivity into the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Norfolk, Va.
This marks the 35th data center, including seven 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 and 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 percent 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.
“Lumos’ connectivity complements our mission to place Edge Data Center infrastructure as close to end users 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.”