Cbeyond Launches TotalCloud(TM) Phone System

Cbeyond Launches TotalCloud(TM) Phone System

Cloud-Based PBX Provides Enhanced Calling Features and Remote Workforce
Connectivity, Lowers Maintenance Costs

ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the
technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced general
availability of its TotalCloud™ Phone System in the U.S.

Designed specifically for single or multi-location businesses with office,
remote and mobile workers, TotalCloud Phone System can route and prioritize
voice traffic via Cbeyond's carrier-class private IP-network linked to a
secure data center. The cost-efficient hosted phone system technology also
reduces or eliminates initial equipment expenditures and the ongoing labor and
support costs of maintaining a traditional, on-premise phone system. Other key
benefits include:

  *Advanced phone features such as mobile phone integration, call filtering,
    online feature management and click-to-dial using Microsoft Outlook
  *The ability to share data and voice applications across multiple business
    locations and with employees working remotely
  *The ability to purchase only the capacity needed and to flexibly scale up
    or down according to business needs
  *High reliability via geo-redundant deployment across data centers,
    leveraging Broadsoft technology
  *Managed Quality of Service (QoS) prioritized voice traffic across
    Cbeyond's managed network

A Cbeyond customer since 2002, Texas-based American Innovations (AI) helps oil
and gas companies automate the collection, storage, and reporting of equipment
and pipeline compliance data and comprises three operating companies, two of
which were acquired in 2003 and 2008 respectively. AI recently added
TotalCloud Phone System to its advanced complement of Cbeyond services and

"With TotalCloud Phone System we saw an easy, cost-effective way to get our
feet wet with cloud infrastructure. We were able to increase bandwidth and
fully support remote workers in Arizona, Colorado and Texas without having to
make a significant capital outlay. Truth be told, all we had to pay for was
some extra phone sets, and that cost was minimal," said Randall Chance, vice
president of information technologies, American Innovations.

"Businesses require high-quality phone technology capable of growing with them
while delivering low maintenance costs," said Tim Myers, vice president, cloud
engineering at Cbeyond. "TotalCloud Phone System provides the right
combination of service, support, advanced technologies and cost-efficient
deployment to make that happen."

Cbeyond initiated a controlled launch of TotalCloud Phone System in July 2012.
The company's history of delivering innovative, reliable products includes
launching SIPconnect, the first commercially available SIP trunking offering
on a managed IP network in January 2005, and receiving the Frost and Sullivan
2012 North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Competitive Strategy
Leadership Award in November 2012.

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About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY) 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.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Helga Ojinmah
         (678) 370-2243
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