Cbeyond's General Counsel Bill Weber to Speak at COMPTEL PLUS

Cbeyond's General Counsel Bill Weber to Speak at COMPTEL PLUS

ATLANTA, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the
technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that
William H. Weber, the company's senior vice president and general counsel,
will speak at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2013 Convention & EXPO, March 10-13 at
the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

On Monday, March 11 from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m., Weber joins panelists from the
Patterson Advisory Group, Altman Vilandrie and RapidScale for "BYOD:
Maintaining Corporate Policies in an Untethered World," a panel discussing the
IT complexity facing businesses as corporate-controlled devices become less
prevalent, but the use of standardized corporate applications remains a
necessity. The panel will focus on the role the Cloud is playing in
facilitating a customizable, device-rich environment for employees and the
security challenges this shift poses for the IT departments of both small and
large businesses.

On Tuesday, March 12 from 11:15 a.m. – Noon, Weber will join fellow panelists
from COMPTEL, LS Networks, XO Communications, and tw telecom inc, in a
discussion entitled "The Competitive Spark for Innovation: Where Policy and
Business Strategy Converge". Panelists will discuss innovative products and
services launched by competitive providers, how customers are benefiting from
them, and why competition policy plays a vital role in continued innovation as
networks evolve to IP technology.

On Wednesday, Mar 13, from 9:45 – 11:00 a.m, Weber joins a third panel
entitled "How should the Section 251/252 Process Apply to SIP
Interconnection?" featuring representatives from Eckert Seamans, Gillian
Associates, CenturyLink and Charter Communications. This panel will explore
the differences in opinion between competitive carriers and incumbents
regarding whether the Section 251/252 process should apply to SIP
interconnections in order to sustain and expand competitive entry.

"Disruptive technologies, new business models and regulatory changes continue
to drive huge shifts in communications consumption and usage at all levels of
business," said Weber, Cbeyond's general counsel. "It matters now more than
ever that we continue to shed light on the issues, threats and opportunities
faced by small and mid-sized businesses, the job engine of the nation, as they
seek to adopt new technologies such as cloud."

Weber joined Cbeyond in 2006 as the company's first in-house counsel, and now
serves as general counsel, leading the company's legal and regulatory
departments. Before Cbeyond, Weber spent four years at Covad Communications,
rising to vice president of Regulatory Affairs and Operations, leading
regulatory and legislative affairs in 28 states. Weber taught law at the
University of Georgia and practiced commercial litigation at a large Atlanta
law firm before joining Covad.

For more information about the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2013 Convention & EXPO or
to register, visit www.comptelplus.org.

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.

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About COMPTEL PLUS

The COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO is the preeminent networking event for
innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. Held twice a
year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted more than 20 exhibitors and more than 4,100
attendees to our 2012 events. COMPTEL PLUS provides attendees with the
opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet
potential customers and do business. In addition, COMPTEL PLUS offers
comprehensive educational programming led by experienced industry speakers.
COMPTEL PLUS is produced by COMPTEL, the leading industry association
representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier
partners. Follow us at www.comptelplus.org or on Twitter at @comptelplus.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS
         COMPTEL PLUS
         Gail Norris
         202-296-6650
         gnorris@comptel.org
        
         Cbeyond, Inc.
         Helga Ojinmah
         678-370-2243
         Helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com

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