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[February 27, 2013]

Cbeyond Boasts Large Metro Ethernet Reach Nationwide

ATLANTA, Feb 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- After 24 months of aggressive initiatives to build out its own fiber connectivity as well as partner with key industry players for additional fiber and EFM connectivity, Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced it has the capability to reach more than 190,000 multi-tenant buildings across the nation - one of the largest Metro Ethernet serving areas available. All Cbeyond markets--including, for the first time, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle--now have access to a much broader Metro Ethernet footprint which reaches triple the number of buildings previously served. These markets can now also offer up to 100 Mbps of network connectivity to businesses poised to embrace Cloud computing services.

Through its TotalNetwork(TM) Metro Ethernet service, Cbeyond now offers improved market coverage, faster speeds and better service delivery across its entire 14-city metropolitan service area which includes Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington D.C.

The expansion in the number of addressable buildings and growth in bandwidth capabilities ranging from 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps represent immediate access to high-speed, symmetric bandwidth for current and prospective Cbeyond customers.

Cbeyond's Metro Ethernet access platform and services encompass a variety of Fiber and EFM access technologies which provide SMBs with scalable, reliable, high-capacity networking at low cost. Cbeyond Metro Ethernet features: -- Secure, dedicated circuits with speeds up to 100 Mbps -- Symmetric upload and download speeds -- Support for analog, digital (CAS or PRI), SIP and hosted PBX phone systems -- Network security and monitoring 24x7x365 -- An automated trouble response system -- 24x7x365 support As all businesses, regardless of size, need to work with their Cloud-based enterprise applications and data in real-time, they require high bandwidth both upstream and downstream--symmetric bandwidth-- a need that shared asymmetric access technologies like cable do not meet.

"Cbeyond's Metro Ethernet network expansion is a game changer: it triples our Metro Ethernet footprint, provides a huge boost in coverage and speed, and empowers our entire sales force in all markets with the high-speed symmetrical network bandwidth to sell our TotalCloud and TotalAssist services on a massive scale," said Vince Zappa, vice president, Product Management, Network Services with Cbeyond.

About Cbeyond Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is the technology ally for small and mid-sized business. Our private, proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers. Since 1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and service innovation. We were the first company to build an all-IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative sales and service professionals onsite. Today, our expanded portfolio helps customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage infrastructure. Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our DNA. It's why more than a third of our approximately 60,000 customers come from referrals. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

The Cbeyond logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=16243 According to the Winter 2012 Cbeyond Business Leader Snapshot(TM) survey, 72.2 percent of small businesses who responded consider network access (high-speed, always-on Internet connections) important to their business in 2013.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Helga Ojinmah (678) 370-2243 helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/21509/small/17191.jpg (Logo: http://media.primezone.com/cache/21509/int/17191.jpg) http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ti nf=MTMjMTAwMjMzMjcjMjE1MDk=

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