Lumos gains VITA authorized vendor status, deepens Virginia government presence

Lumos Networks continues to advance it status as a business provider to Virginia's state and local government agencies by gaining authorized vendor status from the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). This means it can now serve bandwidth to the state's government agencies and help its E-Rate efforts.

Since Lumos Networks supports the Universal Service Fund, it can provide assistance with E-Rate eligible services to schools and libraries currently using or exploring direct Internet access, data services, Ethernet, primary and /or backup connections, Voice services and more in pursuit of their educational and administrative goals.

What likely helped Lumos in gaining this new status with VITA is its aggressive fiber build in the state. In Virginia, Lumos' fiber network surpassed 3,300 route miles, connecting about 1,750 on-net building locations. The service provider said that as of the end of the third quarter of 2015, nearly 65 percent of its 2,700 total on-net locations were located in Virginia. Release

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