Cbeyond’s Executives to address COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO

ATLANTA (September 23, 2013)Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that Brett Burgett, Cbeyond’s vice president, network engineering and planning, will speak at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO taking place Monday, September 23, through Thursday, September 26, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

On Tuesday, September 24 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Cbeyond’s senior vice president and general counsel William H. Weber joins Robert W. Quinn of AT&T, Sean Lev of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Ronald A. Brisé of the Florida Public Service Commission for a panel entitled “Trials and Tribulations: Next Steps in the Transition to IP”.  Moderated by Joe Gillan of Gillan Associates, panelists will discuss how the FCC can move the industry forward during the transition to IP technology as well as focus on the impact on competition and consumer protection in particular.

On Wednesday, September 25 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Brett Burgett, Cbeyond’s vice president, network engineering and planning, joins panelists from ETC Group LLC, Global Capacity, Neustar and TeliaSonera International Carrier for a panel discussion on “TDM to IP: Preparing Your Business for the Transition”.  The panel will explore how the public switched telephone network (PSTN) is evolving from TDM to IP technology, the operational and economic benefits to be gained through VoIP interconnection and transport, and the appropriate sequencing of any future steps related to the signaling systems and databases.  Panelists also will showcase their current successes and approaches in efforts to implement their strategies, with a particular focus on the business issues related to IP-to-IP interconnection of managed networks.

On Thursday, September 26 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Greg Darnell, Cbeyond’s director of ILEC relations joins representatives from Cox, Time Warner Cable, TMI and XO Communications for a panel discussion entitled “VoIP Regulatory Strategies: One Size Does Not Fit All”.  The panel will explore the relative merits of alternative regulatory strategies for competing in the telephony/VoIP markets.

“As the first company to build a 100% IP network delivering managed services to small business, Cbeyond has unique insights into the evolution and opportunities presented by IP-to-IP interconnection of managed networks,” said Brett Burgett, Cbeyond’s vice president, network engineering and planning.

Burgett is responsible for the strategic and tactical planning of Cbeyond's IP Network and Voice infrastructure.  His career comprises more than 19 years of management experience in voice, data and wireless networks with companies such as BellSouth, SDN Communications and BroadRiver Communications.

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

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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/Cbeyond.

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 @comptelplus.