Warwick WVT Communications’ recent acquisition of Philadelphia-based Alteva, LLC has many in the communications industry taking notice. On July 14, WVT Communications/Warwick Valley Telephone Company announced that subject to regulatory approvals it would purchase the Philadelphia based firm, Alteva LLC. It plans to integrate Alteva with its competitive local exchange carrier business, USA Datanet. Alteva, LLC is a Unified Communications (“UC”) solutions provider and North America’s largest enterprise hosted Voice over Internet Protocol provider. Unified communications bridges the gap between Voice over Internet Protocol and other computer related communication technologies. With the recent spurt of mergers and acquisitions in the telecom technology sector, the WVT-Alteva deal has been rated in the top ten to watch according to CRN.com in its Aug. 18 article titled, “12 Recent Networking Mergers and Acquisitions To Keep An Eye On; And Then There Were Fewer.” For the past 25 years CRN.com has been a well respected online IT channel news and technology news service commenting on the Value Added Reseller (VAR) and distribution market. The article rated more consolidation among service providers, including, “. . . in this case, a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), Warwick (Valley Telephone), snapping up a hosted VoIP specialist, Alteva. . . . an up and comer...” Warwick Valley Telephone (NASDAQ:WWVY), 47 Main Street, is a full service telecommunications company serving southern Orange County, and part of central New York and northwestern New Jersey. The company, established over 100 years ago, is considered a leading edge voice, video, broadband and wireless provider serving consumers and businesses in the tri-state region.