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CTE Retains Financial Advisor to Review Strategic Opportunities.

DALLAS, Pa. -- Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc. ("CTE") (Nasdaq:CTCO), today announced that it has retained Evercore Partners as its financial advisor in connection with a review of strategic opportunities. CTE noted, however, that no decision has been made to enter into any transaction, and there can be no assurance that any transaction will be entered into or consummated.

About CTE

Headquartered in Dallas, PA, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc., serves business and residential customers with a full array of technologically advanced data and voice telecommunications products and services, including broadband data services and high-speed Internet access, delivered over its 100% digitally switched, fiber-rich network.

CTE's primary operating segments are: Commonwealth Telephone Company ("CT"), the nation's eighth largest publicly held independent local exchange carrier, which has been operating in various rural Pennsylvania markets since 1897; and, CTSI, LLC ("CTSI"), a local exchange carrier operating in competitive markets outside CT's territory, that formally commenced operations in 1997. CTE deploys broadband DSL technology to offer high-speed Internet access in the CT and CTSI service territories. CTE's support businesses include epix(R) Internet Services (, a rural dial-up Internet service provider ("ISP"), and Commonwealth Communications, a provider of telecommunications equipment and facilities management services.

A web site featuring current information regarding Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc., can be found on the Internet at However, the information on this web site does not form a part of this release.
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Date:Sep 11, 2006
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