ATLANTA, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that William H. Weber, the company's senior vice president and general counsel, will present at the Broadband Communities Summit 2013, April 16 -18 at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas. Weber joins Tom Nugent of Verizon Enhanced Communications and Mark Boxer of OFS on a Commercial Building Track panel entitled ' The MTU Competitive Advantage: Fiber' Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 8 to 8:50 a.m. The panel will discuss why the availability of superior broadband is now a key factor in business leasing decisions and rent levels. Panelists will also share their perspective on how multitenant commercial building owners can meet the broadband needs of current and prospective tenants, especially small and mid-sized businesses which increasingly rely on the Internet for reliable, future-proof and flexible access for cloud-based processing, file transfer and communications. Cbeyond's TotalNetwork™ Metro Ethernet footprint, which encompasses 10 to 100 Mbps of symmetric fiber and EFM connectivity, reaches more than 190,000 multi-tenant buildings in a 14-city metropolitan service area comprising Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington D.C. Now in its 10th year, the 2013 Broadband Communities Summit focuses on Fiber deployments and next generation access technologies that support the delivery of leading applications for buildings, communities and municipalities. The 2013 Summit attracts major incumbent service providers, independent telcos, cable companies, real estate developers, electric utilities, system integrators, healthcare providers, property owners, architects and builders, municipal officials and economic development professionals as well as dozens of leading REITs (such as Post Properties and Fairfield Residential). "The network-advantaged small and medium sized business can really flex its muscle when it comes to leveraging broadband speed, access and service to grow its business," said Bill Weber, Cbeyond's senior vice president and general counsel. "This is a good time for property owners and managers in particular to become better acquainted with the differences, options and opportunities that exist in the marketplace."