In 2008, Laurel Highland Telephone acquired Yukon-Waltz Telephone (YWTC) based in Yukon, PA. The Company was originally founded in 1911 by John Cook, who also owned Yukon Lumber Company. The name Yukon-Waltz came from the town name, Yukon, and the nearby Waltz Feed Mill. During the 1930s, John Rocker had a telephone and, like most, it was connected to a party line, which meant that when the phone rang, the call may or may not have been for the Rocker household. Rocker decided to ask for a private telephone line and was told that if he wanted a private line he had to hang the line himself, and so he did. Rocker began doing telephone installations and repairs for the company. By 1949, the Rocker family had taken control of YWTC.