Keynote co-sponsor AireSpring Inc. (Booths 116-118) announced the expansion of its national local footprint with the addition of 29 markets, bringing the total coverage to 125. The expansion is the result of the resellers new wholesale agreements with CLECs One Communications Inc. and McLeodUSA Inc.
The McLeodUSA and One Communications facilities will add second- and third-tier markets, which we didnt have before except a few through our contract with MCI, said Daniel Lonstein, COO for AireSpring.
AireSpring already has local service contracts with MCI Metro (now Verizon Business), XO Communications Inc., Broadwing Communications (now Level 3 Communications) and PAETEC Communications. PAETECs merger with US LEC, once finalized, also will boost AireSprings local coverage, Lonstein noted.
With the expanded footprint, we have what most businesses need, he said. A customer can get 95 percent of their locations through one provider versus 60 percent or less with a facilities-based provider.
AireSprings local service offer is designed with business customers in mind, said Lonstein. Its all T1s and PRIs, not POTS lines. Hot targets are multilocation businesses like hotel chains or large store chains that need more than just POTS lines.