Lumos appoints TelCove alum Jake Miller as SVP of business development

Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) is beefing up its management team again by naming Jeffrey "Jake" Miller as its senior vice president of business development.

Like fellow Lumos colleague Craig Drinkhall, VP of product management and engineering, Miller also came from TelCove where he helped develop the CLEC's business strategy, managing the buildout of the core fiber network and negotiating vendor contracts.

"He brings extensive financial analysis and operational experience to the table, including management of capital efficiency," said Timothy G. Biltz, CEO of Lumos, in a release announcing Miller's appointment.

Miller's experience will come in handy at a time when Lumos is growing its presence in other metro markets, particularly in Virginia, via its "edge-out" strategy to provide fiber-based services such as Ethernet to more businesses and selling wholesale wireless backhaul services.

Just last week, the telco announced that it would build out 100G optical wavelength routes connecting Richmond to Ashburn and Lynchburg, Va. Over these network routes, which will go live in Q3 this year, the telco will offer its entire repertoire of Ethernet, IP and wavelength services to large business parks, data centers, and carrier PoPs (points of presence).

Having already has secured two enterprises and three service provider customers in Richmond, Va. it's likely that one of Miller's key first tasks in his new position will be to seek out new opportunities with other new and existing customers that need access in and out of this metro market.

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