SOURCE: D & E Communications, Inc.

November 13, 2006 16:00 ET

D&E Communications and LAM Systems, Inc. Announce Strategic Teaming Agreement

EPHRATA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- D&E Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DECC), a leading integrated communications provider in eastern and central Pennsylvania, announced today a Strategic Teaming Agreement with LAM Systems, Inc., a custom computer manufacturer and technology solutions provider. "We see this as a perfect fit of competencies that play to each other's strengths, but more importantly, allows us to bring even more focus to client-based technology solutions," remarked Paul Ross, VP of Systems Integration at D&E. Ross continued, "Our ability to design and deploy complex integrated systems is complimented by a partner that shares our mission of Delivering Excellence. LAM Systems meets a high standard of technology, innovation and quality. I can say after hands-on use of their products, an extensive tour of their facility and interviews with their engineers and designers, that they have a dedication to quality and customer service that is superior to what we typically see in the technology industry."

LAM Systems, Inc. has over fourteen years serving the education, government and commercial markets. LAM is one of only fourteen system builders in the country to serve on the Intel® Channel Partner Premier Member Board of Advisors as well as one of thirteen to serve on the Microsoft® Partner Advisory Council. LAM is also recognized as one of approximately forty Intel® Education Specialists in North America enabling them to better meet the specific technology needs unique to an education environment.

"High-end, value-add service is built into everything we do. In the hardware market, that is the value that separates us from the thousands of box manufacturers. Our heartbeat is reliability with relationship," said Rob Meier, President of LAM Systems, Inc. "We are committed to providing exceptional service from your very first call through the life of the computer. We offer several service options including on-site visits from LAM technicians within Pennsylvania, a parts replacement depot and national on-site warranty service. We see D&E Communications as a company that continues to innovate in the technology and communications field. Their Systems Integration group has proven to be a trusted solution provider that we want to bring to our current and future clients."

Meier concluded, "In addition, D&E has a long history of managing security within their own telecommunications network. When looking for a key partner to offer expanded services such as helpdesk and network monitoring, it made sense for us to offer our clients the level of security understanding that is built into the D&E infrastructure."

Kelly Lewis, President & CEO of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania and TechQuest-Pennsylvania added, "We're excited that our Council, friends and partners helped facilitate the introductions between these two fine organizations. D&E Communications and LAM Systems are quality companies operated by progressive leaders with top-quality workforces."

D&E is an integrated communications provider offering high-speed data, Internet access, local and long distance telephone, data, professional IT services, network monitoring, security solutions, and video services. Based in Lancaster County, D&E has been serving communities in central Pennsylvania for more than 100 years. For more information, visit

LAM Systems, Inc. is one of North America's largest manufacturers of build-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and workstations. Recognized as a top OEM of industry-leading vendors Microsoft® and Intel®, LAM has delivered custom computer systems to business, education and government for more than 14 years. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-228-8115.

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