LOS ANGELES, CA & CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – February 7, 2007 – AireSpring, Inc. announced today that it has added the McLeodUSA 20-state network to its national local service footprint to carry local voice services to AireSpring customers.
“We are excited that AireSpring has chosen the McLeodUSA network to carry their local voice service,” stated John Dumbleton, McLeodUSA Group Vice President of Wholesale Services and Indirect Channels. “As a premiere non-facilities based CLEC, AireSpring will be leveraging the McLeodUSA network which spans 17,000 route miles across 20 states to carry this traffic to their customers. AireSpring’s selection of McLeodUSA validates our strategic decision to expand our wholesale local voice product suite and make our highly reliable network available to other communication providers.” McLeodUSA, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is one of the nation’s largest competitive providers of integrated voice and data communication services.
Daniel Lonstein, COO of AireSpring, believes that the McLeodUSA network is a key addition to their national local services footprint. According to Mr. Lonstein, “The McLeodUSA network reaches nearly 500 cities, including many Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets not currently served by any other facilities-based CLEC. This significantly expands the local service coverage we can provide to our corporate customers with geographically diverse locations, while still delivering a single, unified bill for multiple networks and a single point of contact for customer service. Our focus has been to build the nation’s largest network for local voice services at the T-1/PRI level. We are not only able to offer our customers significant administrative cost savings and simplified management, in most cases we are able to offer substantial rate reductions as well.”
While the relationship primarily focuses on T-1 and PRI local voice circuits, AireSpring will also offer DS-1 level dedicated Internet access on the McLeodUSA backbone.
McLeodUSA provides facilities-based integrated voice and data services, including complete package VoIP, local/long distance voice services, Internet access, private networking and frame relay products offered in high value, cost-effective bundles to small and medium-sized businesses in more than 490 cities throughout the Central, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain states. McLeodUSA manages these advanced communications services over one of the largest competitive, fiber-dense networks in the nation and through customer-managed, web-based portals. For more information, phone 1-800-593-1177 or visit the Company website at www.mcleodusa.com
AireSpring is a privately held, 100% debt free, diversified full service communications company offering a broad range of innovative services at competitive prices to corporate and residential customers nationwide. AireSpring’s national local service offering makes AireSpring the nation’s largest CVNO (CLEC Virtual Network Operator). AireSpring is one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the United States and was recently mentioned in such publications as Business Week and the Boston Globe as one of the leading discount telecom providers in the nation. For more information, visit www.airespring.com