SOURCE: D & E Communications

July 15, 2005 09:17 ET

D&E Communications Reaches Contract Agreement With IBEW

EPHRATA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 15, 2005 -- D&E Communications (NASDAQ: DECC), a leading regional broadband integrated communications provider, announced that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1671.

The membership of Local 1671 ratified the new four-year contract earlier this week. The union represents 76 employees at D&E's Birdsboro location.

D&E is an integrated communications provider offering high-speed data, Internet access, local and long distance telephone, VoIP phone, voice and data network installation and maintenance, network performance management and security, and video services. Based in Lancaster County, D&E has been serving communities in central Pennsylvania for more than 100 years. The company employs approximately 670 people. For more information, visit

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