Cbeyond Deploys Actelis Networks' Industry-leading EFM over Copper Solutions

FREMONT, Calif., December 14, 2010 - Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of IT and business communications solutions to small businesses across the country, is deploying Actelis’ Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) over copper solutions. Actelis’ EFMplus-powered products, including ML600 Ethernet access devices and ML2300 Ethernet aggregation switches, allow Cbeyond to deliver high-speed broadband communication services with speeds up to 100Mbps per customer while dramatically increasing its coverage area and significantly reducing operating expenses.

Powered by Actelis’ patented and award-winning EFMplus™ technology, Actelis’ Ethernet access systems, with its patented Dynamic Rate Boost (DRB) capabilities built in, utilize fewer copper pairs to deliver greater bandwidth and substantially increase the coverage throughout Cbeyond’s customer serving area.

“Partnering with Actelis will help Cbeyond deliver advanced business-class services to help small business customers across the U.S. boost productivity and grow,” said Brett Burgett, senior director network engineering and architecture at Cbeyond.

“Actelis is honored to be partnering with Cbeyond in our shared vision of delivering superior Ethernet solutions to the nation’s small-to-medium-size businesses,” said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis. “Actelis’ proven ability to accelerate broadband deployment and supply the best broadband rates and coverage of any EFM over copper solution gives Cbeyond a significant advantage.”

About Cbeyond
For more than 10 years, Cbeyond has provided small businesses with leading IT and communications solutions. Serving customers throughout the U.S., Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications, including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry®, voicemail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, virtual private networking and cloud services. Winning over 50 awards for product innovation, growth, and providing a quality customer experience, Cbeyond continues to focus on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services, and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.