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Press Release -- December 6th, 2011
Source: Cbeyond, Telarus
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Telarus Signs New Agreement with Cbeyond

Master agent Telarus strengthens its broadband, mobile voice and data, IT, and business phone services portfolio through partnership with Cbeyond

SANDY UT, December 6, 2011 - Telarus Inc., premier telecom master agent and patent holder of real-time carrier quotes, today announced they have entered into an agreement with Cbeyond, a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses. The new partnership will open the doors for over 600 Telarus agents to sell Cbeyonds's award-winning business voice, data, and cloud-based managed services.

"We are excited to add Cbeyond to our carrier portfolio," commented Adam Edwards, President of Telarus. "While we focus much of our time and attention on larger deals now, we still have a significant number of small to medium size sales coming in, facilitated in large part by GeoQuote, our online quoting tool. Cbeyond will fit neatly into our current system, making it easy for solution providers to find pricing and to source Cbeyond products through us."

In preparation for the launch, the Telarus IT team has successfully integrated Cbeyond's products into GeoQuote, the real-time online quoting system used by Telarus agents to perform price and availability research on behalf of their clients. Those with access to GeoQuote now see pricing for Cbeyond's solutions including: data T1, bonded T1, integrated T1, local voice, and more.

"Telarus and Cbeyond both have a fantastic history of being innovative and solving problems through technology. We're a perfect match and we're thrilled to welcome them on board as our newest distributor," said Zane Long, Vice President of Indirect Sales for Cbeyond. "Our core focus for 2012 is expanding our channel through partnerships with national master agents like Telarus. Their tools, training, and passion for serving agents will make it possible for us to outsource many aspects of support to their organization and allow us to scale together."

Winning more than 50 awards for product innovation, growth and a quality customer experience, Cbeyond offers IT and communications services to 14 markets across the U.S. - providing more than 60,000 small business customers with the tools they need to be more productive, profitable and better protected. Known for The Cbeyond Experience, Cbeyond was recently honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2010 North American Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award and the 2011 MarketTools Achievement in Customer Experience (ACE) Award.

"Cbeyond is a fantastic carrier that has a focus on the future: Cloud Computing" added Robert Butler, VP of Sales for Telarus, Inc. "We don't sell a lot of Cloud-based services currently, but with the help of Cbeyond's renowed training system, we look forward to education our partners and helping them expand their sales capabilities into new and exciting areas of growth. We look forward to selling it in bulk."

If you are interested in becoming a Telarus agent and adding Cbeyond to your own product suite, please contact Justin Chugg at (877) 346-3232 or visit www.telarus.com for more information.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to 60,000 small businesses in the U.S. Serving growing entrepreneurs, 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, and virtual private networking. In addition, Cbeyond's Cloud Services division offers virtual and dedicated servers and cloud PBX to small businesses worldwide. The Cloud Services division won Microsoft's Hosting Partner of the Year Award for 2009 and 2010 in connection with Microsoft's Hyper-V Server product. Winning more than 60 awards for product innovation, growth and 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.

About Telarus

Telarus, Inc., a value added distributor that holds contracts with the world's leading commercial telecommunication carriers, makes it easier and more profitable for solution providers, VARs, and MSPs to sell and source voice and data WAN solutions. Our patented GeoQuote platform combines real-time carrier pricing with advanced research features and branded proposals. Telarus' experienced Sales staff is strategically focused on enterprise WAN and high-capacity bandwidth solutions, making it easier to find the best offer, every time. For its part, Telarus has been named the top Master Agent by the members of the Telecom Association in each of the past three years, the first and only company in the carrier channel to accomplish this feat. Whether you are a top producer or a voice-and-data expert just starting out on your own, there is a place for you in the Telarus community. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit www.telarus.com or call the new partner hotline at 877-346-3232.

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