Archtop Fiber has completed its acquisition of Warwick Valley Telephone and started to deploy the fiber infrastructure needed to deliver high-speed internet access to WVT’s service area early this year.
Archtop’s purchase of WVT from Momentum Telecom marks its third acquisition of a regional carrier in five months as it seeks to bridge the digital divide in New York’s Hudson Valley and beyond. Archtop Fiber is a provider of multi-gig, 100%-fiber Internet and phone service to residential and business customers across the Northeast. Founded in 1902, WVT has been part of Momentum, a leading provider of managed cloud communications services, since 2015.
With this acquisition, Archtop will provide telecommunications services to customers in New York’s Orange County and Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern New Jersey. Archtop also plans to leverage Momentum Cloud Voice solutions in its greenfield markets.
Archtop is rebranding the company as WVT Fiber, in homage to both the brand’s long heritage and its ongoing transformation. Archtop has begun over-lashing fiber onto WVT’s existing lines and making preparations to power up its state-of-the-art XGS-PON network. It also plans to continue WVT’s tradition of dedicated customer service and maintaining a strong presence in the local community.
“We were drawn to WVT for many reasons, not least of which was its reputation as a community institution committed to customer service. We are excited to expand on the strengths of both companies,” said Jeff DeMond, Chairman and CEO of Archtop Fiber. “This is an exciting time for WVT customers as we upgrade their service to fiber. Soon, they will enjoy access to the fastest Internet speeds imaginable along with the myriad opportunities that come with it. We’re proud to be able to deliver this long-awaited service to the community.”
WVT is Archtop Fiber’s latest acquisition as it expands its footprint in the Northeast. Late last year, Archtop completed acquisitions of family-owned Hancock Telephone, based in Hancock, New York, and GTel, also family-owned, in Germantown, New York.
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