Cbeyond Wins Cisco US and Canada Solution Innovation Partner of the Year Award at the 2008 Cisco Partner Summit

Cbeyond, Inc., a leading IP-based managed services provider to small businesses, announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit theatre award for Cisco Solution Innovation Partner of the Year (US and Canada), and a US and Canada regional award for Excellence in Managed Voice (Service Provider). Cisco unveiled the winners at its Partner Summit in Honolulu in April.

“I had the honor and privilege of recognizing Cbeyond as a Cisco Partner Summit winner at both the regional and theatre levels,” said Wendy Bahr, vice president of US and Canada channels at Cisco. “The US and Canada Solution Innovation Partner of the Year and Service Provider Excellence in Managed Voice awards recognize Cbeyond’s performance and success as a Cisco channel partner in the United States in 2007.”

“This award recognizes the success Cbeyond has had providing managed services on its Cisco-powered network,” said Rob Consolazio, vice president/general manager of channel marketing at Cbeyond. “Our continued partnership will ensure small businesses receive Cbeyond’s leading SIPconnect compliant managed services combined with Cisco’s Smart Business Communications System.”

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels–regional, theater and global. Cisco Partner Summit US and Canada regional awards reflect a partner’s performance in a given geographic region of the United States or Canada.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading IP-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of communications and IT services to more than 36,000 small businesses throughout the United States. Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry(R), broadband laptop access, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. Cbeyond manages these services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.net .

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