SOURCE: D & E Communications, Inc.

September 09, 2005 09:30 ET

D&E Communications Signs Contract to Provide Voice and Data Transport Services for Immix Wireless

EPHRATA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 9, 2005 -- D&E Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DECC), a leading regional broadband integrated communications provider, has signed a three-year contract to transport voice and data traffic for Immix Wireless in central Pennsylvania.

Under the agreement, D&E will provide circuits to 146 cell towers in central Pennsylvania. The contract includes a continuation of service to towers that D&E has been serving for Immix and expands the scope of service to include additional Immix towers. By consolidating its network services with D&E, Immix gained the efficiency of working with a single company and D&E's Network Operations Center that is staffed around the clock to assist customers.

Immix's operations include the business of the former Conestoga Wireless Company, which D&E sold in 2003 after acquiring its parent company, Conestoga Enterprises Inc. Based in Wyomissing, Immix serves wireless phone customers primarily in Berks, Schuylkill, Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Lycoming and Centre counties.

"I am pleased to see this continuation and expansion of our relationship with Immix Wireless," said James W. Morozzi, D&E's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will work with Immix to help them achieve greater economies of scale in the way their traffic is transported, and we will also install equipment to help them better monitor their network. Our goal is to design and deliver the best communication solutions to businesses, supporting their efforts to provide quality service to their own customers."

About D&E

D&E offers 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. For more information, visit www.decommunications.com.

About Immix Wireless

Immix Wireless was established in 2003 to provide residents in Pennsylvania with reliable wireless service, and the best local customer service around. Customers can choose from nationwide plans, regional plans covering a 9-state area, or the unlimited local plan called TeleZone. For more information about Immix Wireless, call 888-249-8030 or email info@immix.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of D&E's management concerning the development of our business, are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from our expectations. These include factors that we have indicated could adversely affect our business and financial performance contained in our past and future filings and reports, including those filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. D&E undertakes no obligation to revise or update its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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