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Press Release -- February 1st, 2011
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Forbes Names Cbeyond One of the “Best Companies for Job Offers” with Highest Integrity Rating

Forbes Ranks Cbeyond No. 5 Based on Growth Potential, Rising Payroll and High Integrity

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, has been named No. 5 on Forbes' list of the "Best Companies for Job Offers." The rankings recognize publicly traded companies with at least 1,000 employees, a history of steadily rising payrolls and the prospect of strong top-line growth.

Cbeyond placed fifth on Forbes' list of 16 businesses with the highest integrity ranking, a 97 out of 100 according to Audit Integrity, and a 23 percent employment growth during the past five years.

Forbes Investment Strategies Editor William Baldwin described the moral behind the list as, "When you are shopping for a job, don't just look at the salary and the benefits. Do some financial digging, the way a stock analyst would."

"Our people are the engine for Cbeyond's continued growth and we've worked extremely hard to build the right team with the right character," said Jim Geiger, president and CEO of Cbeyond. "Having a career with Cbeyond means earning your cubicle every day by delivering the IT and communications solutions our small business customers need to accelerate their own business growth."

In constructing the list, Forbes evaluated public companies along the following criteria:

  • Companies must have at least 1,000 employees.
  • Companies must have maintained a five percent or better annual employee count increase during the past five years, without a year-to-year rate dip higher than 10 percent.
  • Companies must have received a consensus Wall Street forecast for five percent or better annual top-line growth during the next three to five years.
  • Companies must have received a top-quartile rating from Audit Integrity, which grades businesses on factors such as transparency and corporate governance.

To view the entire Forbes' list of "Best Companies for Job Offers," visit http://blogs.forbes.com/baldwin/2011/01/20/best-companies-for-job-offers.

About Cbeyond

For more than 10 years, Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) 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(R), 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.

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Shana Keith, 678-522-3559
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Source: Cbeyond, Inc.

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