Internet Access – Service Level Agreement (SLA)


Rev. 08.18.2020

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This Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) is effective as of the first day of the second month after initial installation of AireSpring Internet Access (the Service). This SLA sets forth the provisions and commitments relating to the Service quality between AireSpring and Customer. The provisions of this SLA state Customer’s sole and exclusive remedies for Service interruptions or Service deficiencies as defined in this agreement. This SLA applies only to the Service (and the underlying network components of the AireSpring Internet Access Network used solely for the purpose of providing the Service) and does not modify or affect any other SLAs provided by AireSpring (if any) for telecommunications or information services purchased by Customer pursuant to other service exhibits or agreements. This SLA does not apply to MPLS, Voice or any other services that are supplied in conjunction with or exclusive of the AireSpring Internet Access Service.

Backbone Hub means a major network facility owned, operated, or controlled by AireSpring which is directly connected to the AireSpring backbone network. In larger metropolitan markets containing more than one such facility, one facility in that market will be designated as a Backbone Hub for the purpose of calculating the monthly average Network Latency and Packet Loss statistics. POP means an AireSpring point of presence node location, as determined by AireSpring that represents AireSpring’s provider edge node for the AireSpring Internet Access Network.

AireSpring Internet Access or Internet Transit refers to AireSpring’s Layer 3 service that provides customers IP transit provided by the Airespring Internet Network. The AireSpring Internet Access begins at Customer’s access port (port on the AireSpring router upon which Customer’s Circuit terminates) on the AireSpring Internet Access Network. AireSpring Internet Access Network includes routers, switches, fiber and any other facilities that are owned by AireSpring or other providers specifically designated by AireSpring for Internet Access. The AireSpring Internet Access Network does not include customer premise equipment, and any customer-provided third party circuits or services.

Overall Commitment
AireSpring will use reasonable efforts under the circumstances to maintain its overall network quality. AireSpring is committed to providing reliable, high-quality Services on its Internet Access networks. As one indicator of AireSpring’s Service commitment, AireSpring provides SLAs covering these Services.

Customer shall be eligible for a credit during any calendar month per the procedures set forth in this SLA if Customer experiences performance that does not meet the applicable metric set forth in this SLA and is reported by Customer to AireSpring and confirmed by AireSpring’s measurements. AireSpring will issue the Eligible Customer a Service Credit provided that the Customer submits in writing, addressed to the Parties at the address or fax number below with all necessary supporting documentation within five (5) business days of the confirmed Goal failure to meet the specific SLA metric/s. For calculating credit allowances, every month is considered to have 30 days. “Affected Service” means the Port that fails to meet the applicable Goal. A credit allowance is applied on a pro-rata basis against the monthly recurring charges for port of the affected service in which the requisite Goal failure occurred. No credits will be available for any usage-base Service or the usage-based portion of any Service.

Credit requests must be made in writing to AireSpring:

 By Mail to: By Fax to:
AireSpring, Inc. AireSpring, Inc.
Attn: Customer Relations Attn: Customer Relations
600 Cleveland Street
Suite 226 Clearwater
FL 33755


Network Availability
The availability of the Service (“Network Availability”) is measured by “Network Downtime” or “Network Outage” which exists when a particular AireSpring Internet Access Port is unable to transmit and receive data due to an AireSpring Network outage for more than forty four (44) consecutive minutes. Network Downtime is measured from the time a trouble ticket is opened by AireSpring in the AireSpring NOC Trouble Ticketing System  to the time the Affected Service is again able to transmit and receive data. The AireSpring Internet Access Network shall be available to Customer free of Network Outages for 99.90 % of the time. If the Network availability guarantee is not met in a calendar month, Customer will receive a credit equal to one thirtieth (1/30th) of the affected Service’s monthly recurring port charge (“MRC”) for each full hour of outage in excess of the 99.90% guaranteed under this SLA, at a maximum of 1 such credit accrued per day. Two or more interruptions of forty four (44) consecutive minutes or more during any one 24-hour period shall be considered as one interruption. In order to qualify for the credit, Customer is responsible for reporting any suspected network availability problems to AireSpring within twenty-four hours from the time Customer became aware of the problem through the opening of a Trouble Ticket in AireSpring’s NOC Trouble Ticketing System. 

Network Latency
Network Latency (or Round trip time) is defined as the average time taken for an IP packet to make a round trip between Backbone Hubs within the regions specified on the AireSpring Internet Access Network. Airespring monitors aggregate latency within the AireSpring Internet Access Network by monitoring round-trip times between a sample of Backbone Hubs on an ongoing basis. The AireSpring Internet Access Network Average Round-Trip Latency shall be eighty-five (85) milliseconds or less for round-trip packet transfers between POPs on the AireSpring Internet Access Network over a calendar month, as measured by AireSpring. After being notified by Customer of Network Latency in excess of the rates specified above, AireSpring will use commercially reasonable efforts to determine the source of such excess Network Latency and to correct such problem to the extent that the source of the problem is on the AireSpring Internet Access Network. If the Network latency guarantee is not met in a calendar month, Customer will receive a credit equal to one thirtieth (1/30th) of the affected Service’s monthly recurring port charge (“MRC”), at a maximum of 1 such credit accrued per day. In order to qualify for the credit, Customer is responsible for reporting any suspected latency problems to AireSpring within twenty-four hours from the time Customer became aware of the problem through the opening of a Trouble Ticket. 

Packet Delivery
Packet Loss is defined as the percentage of packets that are dropped between Backbone Hubs on the AireSpring Internet Access Network. The AireSpring Internet Access Network has an average monthly Packet Loss no greater than 0.1% (or successful delivery of 99.9% of packets). AireSpring monitors this aggregate packet loss on an ongoing basis, and compiles the collected data into a monthly average packet loss measurement for the AireSpring Internet Access Network. After being notified by Customer of Packet Loss in excess of 0.1%, AireSpring will use commercially reasonable efforts to determine the source of such excess Packet Loss and to correct such problem to the extent that the source of the problem is on the AireSpring Internet Access Network. If the Packet Delivery guarantee is not met in a calendar month, Customer will receive a credit equal to one thirtieth (1/30th) of the affected Service’s monthly recurring port charge (“MRC”), at a maximum of 1 such credit accrued per day. In order to qualify for the credit, Customer is responsible for reporting any suspected Packet Delivery problems to AireSpring within twenty-four hours from the time Customer became aware of the problem through the opening of a Trouble Ticket. 

Credit Maximums
Unless otherwise expressly allowed, SLA failures are not aggregated for purposes of determining a credit allowance. The credits will apply to the Port MRCs of the Affected Service after application of all discounts and do not apply to MRCs of other services, nor to the loop MRC’s of the Affected Service. The maximum credits issued for failure to meet any one SLA or combination of SLA’s within a 24 hour period will not exceed one thirtieth (1/30th) of the affected Service’s monthly recurring charge (“MRC”).The maximum SLA credits available in any 1 calendar month will not exceed7 days’ charges pro-rated from the MRC of the Affected Service. In no event will the total credit, in the aggregate for all credits issued in 1 month, exceed the equivalent of 50% of the relevant MRCs for the Affected Service.  Cumulative Credits in any 1 month must exceed $25.00 to be processed. If Customer fails to notify AireSpring in the manner set forth above with respect to the applicable SLA credits, Customer will have waived its right to any SLA credits for that month. Total credits under this SLA are limited to the MRC for the affected Service for the monthly billing period in which the Service does not meet one or more of the above guarantees/goals. The combined cumulative total of Service Credits issued during a Contract Year under these SLAs will not exceed 20% of an Eligible Customer’s total monthly recurring charges for all Port(s) invoiced during the Contract Year. 

Credit Exceptions
Credits will not be issued where the SLA is not met as a result of:
(a) The acts or omissions of Customer, its employees, contractors or agents or its end users
(b) The failure or malfunction of Customer Premise Equipment, applications, wiring beyond the Minimum Point of Entry (MPOE) or systems, whether owned, installed or controlled by AireSpring or Customer,  including  the failure or malfunction of Customer Premise Equipment or systems as a result of a power surge or loss of power originating from Customer provided electric power;
(c) Force Majeure Events, as defined in customer’s service agreement
(d) Normal Maintenance, Urgent Maintenance, or Service alteration or implementation
(e) The unavailability of required Customer personnel, including as a result of failure to provide AireSpring with accurate, current contact information
(f) AireSpring’s lack of access to the Customer premises where reasonably required
(g) Customer’s failure to release the Service for testing or repair and continuing to use the Service on an impaired basis
(h)AireSpring’s termination of Service for Cause or Customer’s use of Service in an unauthorized or unlawful manner
(i) Improper or inaccurate network specifications provided by Customer.
(j) Customer’s failure to materially comply with its obligations as defined in customer’s service agreement for AireSpring Internet Services, including failure to pay valid past-due amounts; order suspensions due to customer’s credit worthiness
(k) Internet Access provided over the following circuit types are not covered by this Internet Access SLA: Broadband (including but not limited to, over Cable, DSL, Wireless and “shared fiber services, e.g., ABF, FIOS, FTTI, FTTP”), Wireless, Satellite, Fixed Wireless.

Credit Deductions
Any Credits issued by AireSpring as a result of goals not being met on this SLA  will be reduced/adjusted  as a result of:
(a) Time attributed to customer’s delay in responding to AireSpring’s requests for assistance to address or investigate the issue on the Service
(b) Time attributed for implementation delays caused by customers delay in providing required technical/operational specifications or info
(c) If AireSpring responds to a service call initiated by the Customer, and AireSpring reasonably determines that the cause of the problem is (i) not due to AireSpring’s Network; or (ii) on the Customer’s side/responsibility, Customer must compensate AireSpring for the service call at AireSpring’s then prevailing Time and Materials rates.

AireSpring reserves the right to amend the SLA from time to time effective upon the posting of revised SLA metrics to the customer.

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Steve Pasmanik

Steve Pasmanik is a highly accomplished, forward-looking business professional with a progressive and diverse background encompassing Operations, Sales, Strategy Development, Marketing, Customer Care, and Product Management. He currently leads AireSpring’s Service Delivery and Service Assurance teams. Prior to joining AireSpring, Steve enjoyed a wide-ranging career with AT&T where he held various management leadership positions. Steve served as Assistant Vice President for AT&T’s Partner Solutions Team where he led their multi-billion-dollar service management organization across the Alliance, ACC, AT&T Partner Solutions and Wholesale division in support of AT&T’s post-sale indirect organization. Previously, Steve served as the Assistant Vice President for AT&T’s Centralized Sales Operations Team for Global Business Solutions. Steve also led the governance and operational management for the 6,000+ employee sales organization overseeing sales operations for $40B+ of annualized revenue. Prior to this assignment, Steve led AT&T’s Premier Client Groups Sales Operations and Channel Marketing, AT&T’s Select Sales Performance and Effectiveness Organization.

Mike Chase

Mike Chase serves on AireSpring’s executive team in the role of Senior VP of Solutions Engineering. He is a telecom veteran with deep expertise in advanced SD-WAN networking and related technologies. Mike leads AireSpring’s Solutions Engineering team which serves as a full-service network engineering resource to our channel partners and their enterprise clients. Mike brings experience across a vast portfolio of other telecom/VoIP, networking, datacenter and cloud services enterprises. He has over 25 years of experience designing complex datacenters worldwide during his work with such firms as Wells Fargo Bank, IBM, Mobil Oil Corporation, Union Oil, LA Cellular, Capitol Records, Equant, AT&T, Broadcom, Experian, tamCloud, dinCloud and others. In addition, Mike, also known as Dr. Cloud, is a published author of many online magazine articles, columns and blogs. He holds 20+ industry certifications, such as the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE# 7226), Linux LPIC3, VMware Certified Professional (VCP #26676) and others, along with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in law from California Southern University. He previously co-founded and was former CTO of several cloud ventures, including one of the first Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to offer hosted virtual desktops worldwide.

Ellen Cahill


Ellen Cahill is a strategic marketing expert with more than 20 years of proven results in the technology and software industry. She has served as Vice President of Marketing for Natural MD Search, VP of Product Marketing for IT Security provider Beyond Trust, and VP of Marketing for mobile solutions provider Thinque. Ellen is accomplished in relaunching acquired companies under new corporate brands to accelerate revenue and integrating products lines into existing product portfolios. She is recognized as a highly savvy marketing guru with specialties including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing, enterprise software, product marketing, lead generation and social media.

Rod Rummelsburg


Rod Rummelsburg brings extensive experience in intellectual property, corporate and commercial Law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution to AireSpring including over 15 years of managing the transactional, litigation, negotiation and IP/patent needs of several domestic and international telecommunications and Internet companies.   Mr. Rummelsburg has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion dollar litigation matters in California, numerous state and federal courts and various appellate courts including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  As in-house counsel at American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT), formerly Interpacket Networks, Inc., Mr. Rummelsburg managed telecommunications, regulatory, and legal issues for subsidiaries and customers in approximately 125 countries.  Additionally, Mr. Rummelsburg has negotiated and structured telecommunication deals with numerous foreign government-owned utility companies.  Mr. Rummelsburg is admitted to practice law in all federal and state courts in California and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.   Mr. Rummelsburg has a comprehensive understanding of all phases of software development, having worked for many years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, TRW and Hughes Aircraft designing and developing software communications and information systems.  After earning a BA from UCLA, Mr. Rummelsburg graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA with a MS in Computer Science and earned a J.D. degree with honors from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA.

David Lonstein


Mr. Lonstein previously ran the Customer Service Division at ADDTEL Communications and has 20 years of experience in all aspects of the telecommunications industry, including customer service, repair, and product management. Since joining AireSpring, he has been deeply involved in the company’s growth as the Director of Customer Service and later the Vice President of Carrier Relations. In his current role as Executive Vice President of Product Management, Mr. Lonstein oversees product development and management, special pricing, and the QuoteSpring proposal generation platform.

Tony C. Lonstein


With over 30 years experience in international trading, Mr. Lonstein was the former co-founder and Chairman of ADDTEL Communications. Mr. Lonstein was responsible for the overall strategic direction for ADDTEL. Mr. Lonstein was involved in extensive negotiations with major carriers, including AT&T and MCI, as well as with major customers, which included such company as Earthlink Network. Mr. Lonstein’s prior experience includes the complex structure of several multinational trading agreements, as well as international import/export and commodities trading.

Russ Shipley

Russ Shipley is a seasoned leader in the industry with 35+ years of experience. Prior to joining AireSpring, Russ held a variety of executive positions at TPx (formerly TelePacific), most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to assuming the COO role, Russ  served as the Executive Senior Vice President of Wholesale, Engineering and Operations and Network Services at TPx,  providing senior leadership at TPx for over 15 years. Before to joining TPx, Russ served as President of Wholesale, Chief Network Services and as New Technology Officer at Mpower Communications Corporation. Russ has also held several leadership positions with Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation and Rochester Telephone Corporation with a dedicated focus in service, operations, engineering, technology, construction, sales, and business development groups. Russ holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Rochester.

Arno Vigen


Mr. Vigen has 30 years of experience in financial and executive management positions, including as the Chief Operating Officer of Justice Technology, which was named the Inc. 500 Winner for #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the USA 1999. He also served as the Vice President of Finance for GSM and national carriers overseas. Mr. Vigen oversaw acquisitions by IDB Communications of FTC Communications – France Telecom (USA) and World Communications (formerly part of ITT – International Telephone and Telegraph), as well as the sale of IDB itself to LDDS.

Daniel Lonstein


Daniel Lonstein is responsible for the day-to-day operations of AireSpring, including the sales and marketing of its award-winning cloud communications solutions. He possesses extensive experience in the sales process both inside and outside of the communications industry. Since AireSpring was founded in 2001, Mr. Lonstein has consistently anticipated and led the transition from legacy services to VoIP and cloud solutions. Mr. Lonstein draws upon his over twenty-five years of experience in the telecommunications and high tech industries to create cutting edge products, direct sales and channel programs, and the operational teams necessary to support the delivery of mission critical products and services to small businesses and Fortune 100 brands alike in the highly competitive Unified Communications and Contact Center industries.
In his position at the forefront of change in the industry, Mr. Lonstein has participated in multiple panels and published numerous articles on the latest products and technology trends in the US and abroad. He has lived and worked in Japan, Israel, and South Africa. Prior to AireSpring, Mr. Lonstein was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of ADDTEL Communications and has previously held positions at On Target Market Research and Tel-Aviv based USTM Partners, as well as consulting for various international telecommunications conglomerates on how to export high tech and telecom products to the US.

Avi Lonstein

Avi Lonstein has been a telecom entrepreneur for over 25 years. In 1989, Mr. Lonstein co-founded ADDTEL Communications. As President of ADDTEL, he was directly responsible for growing the company from a start-up operation to one of the country’s most successful nationwide long distance resellers. Under Mr. Lonstein’s direction, ADDTEL was recognized as one of the telecom industry’s most innovative and well-managed companies, and experienced substantial growth during his tenure. Mr. Lonstein’s next entrepreneurial venture was AireSpring which he co-founded in 2001. Mr. Lonstein and his team foresaw the massive changes in telecom technology, and rapidly built AireSpring’s own next-generation IP network to become a full-fledged VoIP carrier, offering a range of SIP Trunking and telephony services. Mr. Lonstein later spearheaded development of the company’s own nationwide MPLS network and created an innovative Mesh MPLS product that has won several awards. As chief executive officer for AireSpring, Mr. Lonstein is responsible for the company’s operations, strategy, and transformation into a nationwide provider of managed services for IP communications, intelligent networking and cloud computing applications and services. He continues to lead AireSpring as the company expands its portfolio of award-winning services and applications to keep it on the cutting edge.

Ken Bisnoff


Ken Bisnoff has over 30 years of experience leading high-performing organizations through periods of rapid organizational growth and expansion. As a founding member of the TPx Communications executive team, he played a pivotal role in that company's explosive growth and transformation from a small startup regional CLEC to a billion-dollar national managed services provider.

Ken has a deep understanding of industry trends, sales processes, business communications, and strategic and tactical execution. During his time at TPx, Ken held various roles that included leading direct and indirect sales, human resources, and marketing communications as well as guiding sales teams through market, tech, and M&A transformations. Ken’s track record of achievement as a channel leader includes recognition by CRN magazine as a Top 50 Most Influential “Channel Chief” in 2023, and from 2017 to 2019. He also earned the Circle of Excellence Award in 2017 from Channel Partners Magazine. Ken has served on the advisory boards of both the Technology Channel Association and Channel Partners.

Before joining AireSpring, Ken served as Senior Vice President and Channel Chief Americas at GTT.  Bisnoff was also a co-founder of leading telecom industry consultancy Eagleteq Advisors (now X4 Advisors). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

David Hess


David Hess serves Senior Vice President of Mobility. David spearheads AireSpring’s expanding mobility strategy targeting Wireless WAN, IoT, Data, Voice, and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) solutions.

David is a seasoned telecommunications leader with an influential level of experience within the Virtual Mobile Operator (VNO) sector. He has held prominent positions in the industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President of North America Sales for Pareteum, where he created and grew a sizeable business unit within that organization, targeting the IoT and VNO segments.

David’s accomplishments in the telecommunication industry are highlighted with many success stories related to driving growth and building value for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) both in the US and globally. Starting his career in sales, Hess then moved rapidly up into notable executive level roles, with companies such as KDDI & Telia as well as other emerging telecommunication service providers.

David brings over 22 years of success leading operations and sales in the telecommunication, cloud infrastructure, and managed service provider markets. His accomplishments in the telecommunication industry are highlighted by many success stories related to driving growth and building value for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) both in the US and globally.

Yang Yu


Yang Yu is a highly regarded technology executive who spent over 15 years in various roles with IBM, rising from Systems Engineer with IBM Global Services to Delivery Project Executive, and ultimately Group CIO. In his role as Delivery Project Executive for IBM’s Business Transformation Program, Yang was responsible for implementation of the Blue Harmony software application throughout IBM worldwide. Following the success of this project, Mr. Yang was promoted to IBM Greater China Group CIO for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Following his tenure at IBM, Yang accepted a position as CIO with Prolacta Bioscience, a pioneer in providing human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants in the neonatal ICU.

Mr. Yu’s role at AireSpring incorporates his background in solution architecture and strategy, resource management and more. His deep experience in global markets and technology is instrumental in creating the innovative, adaptive environment that will best serve our partners and customers into the future. Yang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of California, Riverside, as well as an MBA with emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Finance from the prestigious Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Additionally, Mr. Yu has added certifications including the Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and certification in IT Architecture from The Open Group, a global technology standards consortium.

John Young


John Young is a highly respected telecom industry executive, with a deep record of innovation and  leadership in both direct and channel sales. John joined AireSpring after more than 13 years at NetFortris where he was Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Global Channel Chief. His broad range of responsibilities there included both Enterprise and Channel Sales, Channel Marketing and Account Management. John previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Fonality (acquired by NetFortris in 2018) where he developed the North American and international sales teams and programs from the ground up, managing a large team of global Enterprise, Channel and Account Management sales reps, directors and VPs. During his career John has been invaluable in developing many unique partnerships with VARs, master agencies and sub-agents.

Darren Sandford


Darren Sandford has over two decades of experience building and operating telecommunication networks across the United States of America and Canada. Darren has recognized expertise in innovating and launching unique products into the marketplace, optimizing significant annual budgets for operational and financial success, and assisting executives in developing and implementing corporate strategies. He has previously held senior management and executive roles at various national and global telecom corporations, including Covad Communications, Pac-West Telecomm, and Primus Telecommunications, and also served as the Vice President for Technology Deployment at the California Emerging Technology Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides statewide leadership to close the “digital divide.”

Wendell Nelson


Wendell Nelson is a telecom industry veteran, with more than 25 years in the industry, successfully managing teams and building partnerships that deliver results. He has served as Vice President of Corporate Development at TailWind Voice & Data, expanding their opportunities beyond national technical support and dispatch services and into the connectivity business. Previously, he ran wholesale sales for Global Capacity, MegaPath and Covad Communications, building a reputation for success as an executive in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, finance, engineering, sales and operations.