Proudly serving our neighbors with local service and world-class technology since 1904. Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom provides local service, long distance and high-speed Internet service to the Mad River and central Champlain Valley regions of Vermont.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom Closed on Monday, May 27th in Observance of Memorial Day (5/23/13)
The Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom business office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in Observance of Memorial Day, To report a telephone trouble, please contact our Repair Department 24 hours a day at 1-800-496-3393. Our after hours Internet technical support will be available via telephone at 802-496-8598 or 1-888-321-0815.
Click here to view the May issue of the GMA eNewsletter.
The 2013 Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday, March 23rd. Despite snow and chilly temperatures, close to 150 children came out to meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs and a chance to win prizes.
A special thanks to the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring the egg hunt and the Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees who volunteered their time to assist with the event.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom recently sponsored its annual spring Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, March 12th at their main business office in Waitsfield, Vermont. According to Eric Haskin, Network Director for WCVT and event organizer, “The blood drive was a huge success with a total of 56 pints of blood being was collected. I would like to personally thank everyone who donated blood, or volunteered to help make the event a success.”
WCVT employee Eric Samuelsen donates blood on his lunch hour.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom Install New High-Speed Internet Equipment throughout Service Territory (3/13/13)
Over the past few months, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) employees have been working hard to complete network upgrades throughout our service territory. WCVT is preparing for the next generation of Internet technology in the local telecommunications infrastructure to support continued growth in higher speeds and an increased level of reliability and redundancy in our network. Currently 19 our remote switching sites throughout have been upgraded with more planned for completion throughout 2013.
These upgrades require an enormous amount of planning, resources and a significant capital investment. WCVT continues to work closely with our equipment vendors to deploy the right technology to meet our customer’s needs and we continue to look for cost effective ways to push higher speeds out to our customers.
WCVT began deploying broadband Internet services in 1999, and has continued to invest significant dollars in the local telecommunications infrastructure to make high-speed Internet access available throughout our rural service area. Access to affordable broadband service is considered to be a critical component of economic development in rural communities.
Our Business Connections magazine is hot off the press and arriving in WCVT business customer's mailboxes. This isssue's spotlight is on Hinesburgh Public House. This restaurant makes a wonderful addition
to the local community. Issue also includes article on how you can use Google Drive to store and access your files anywhere you’re connected to the Internet and more!
Read the most recent issue of our Business Connections Magazine and let us know what you think. As always, feedback welcomed!
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Eunice B. Farr Incentive Award scholarships. “It is a pleasure to award these scholarships on an annual basis. We wish these motivated students the best of luck in their future endeavors,” said Gregg Haskin, President and CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom. This year’s recipients were as follows:
Each year, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom grants six scholarships, one to each of the public high schools that students from our service area attend. These scholarships are donated in memory of the late Eunice B. Farr, former owner and operator of the Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company and grandmother of Gregg Haskin. The criteria of the scholarship is as follows, “The award should be presented to a graduating senior that plans subsequent education, be it college or trade school. The faculty should select an individual that has shown a steady improvement in his or her academics, but is not necessarily at the top of the class. The award is designed to benefit a hard working graduate that his or her instructors have found to demonstrate a sincere effort to improve grades/results and plans continuing education.”
A group of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees volunteered to help setup for the Special Olympics Vermont 2012 Summer Games. For several WCVT employees, this has become an annual tradition. Way to go Team WCVT!
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom provides each employee with 8 hours of community service time to be used on local community service projects. If you have a community service project in the making and are looking for help contact Alan Jones,at 496-8328 or via e-mail email@example.com to see if we can lend a hand.
The 2012 Champlain Valley and Addison County telephone directories are now available. All three directories include white and yellow page information, community information such as street maps, hiking and biking trails, school information, area happenings, and much more. This year's cover was shot by local Hinesburg photographer, Russell Berger of Premier Photography.
Need another copy, simply click here and one will be mailed to you. For more information on our directories and to learn about advertising opportunities, please contact Alan Jones at 496-8328 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom has had to halt our calling card service because our long distance provider discontinued its calling card platform. Due to increased use of cellular phones and the nationwide trend of purchasing cards with long distance minutes from retail outlets, we have been unable to find a suitable replacement carrier.
We appreciate the business of those who are holders of a calling card through our company. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and invite you to contact us if you have any questions at 800.496.3391 or email email@example.com.
In the true spirit of the holiday, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom coordinated their annual gift drive. In addition to employees donating gifts, customers also brought in donations to be placed under the giving trees that were placed at both office locations. Hundreds of gifts for all ages were collected and will be delivered to local community organizations for distribution. Happy Holidays from Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom!
Presents from annual gift drive waiting to be delivered.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom hosted their 6th annual children’s Halloween party on Friday, October 28th at the Bristol Elementary School. "Dux the Balloon Man" entertained the children with his balloon magic. Children also enjoyed face painting, games and making some spooktacular crafts.
Special thanks to the Bristol Elementary School for use of their space. Also many thanks to the Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees who volunteered their time to assist with the event.
Great news! ESPN3.com is now available for FREE to Green Mountain Access high-speed Internet Service subscribers. ESPN3.com is a broadband network for live sports programming that harnesses the quality that ESPN has built through its TV networks. ESPN3.com delivers more than 3,500 live online events a year from your favorite sports through a rich, interactive, and easy-to-use experience. With ESPN3.com, you get the online sports events you enjoy plus these powerful features:
Viewing Modes – Multiple options to watch live events, including
picture-in-picture and split screens.
Scoreboard Module – Up-to-the-minute scores from hundreds of sports
leagues from around the world.
Stats – In-depth event statistics that let you track the event
Chat – Interact with other fans watching the game.
Social Networking Tools – Update your Facebook and Twitter status.
DVR Functionality – Pause, rewind, and fast-forward through live programming. Key Plays – Jump to key scoring plays and pivotal moments at any time during the game
Enjoy and please let us know if you have any questions!
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom Receives $5.5 Million Broadband Stimulus Award - Project Continues Fiber-Optic Build Out To Rural Customers (8/18/10)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $5,559,975 stimulus broadband grant and loan to Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom to connect their most rural and remote customers to high speed fiber optic internet access. According to Gregg Haskin, President and CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, “We are very pleased to be receiving this broadband stimulus funding. It will go a long way towards making next generation broadband services available to the most rural parts of our service territory and expanding our fiber-to-the-home network in these areas.”
The project will extend a fiber-to-the-home network capable of delivering broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps to 1,385 residents in parts of Addison, Chittenden, and Washington Counties and take approximately three years to complete. These residents are amongst some of the hardest to reach and hardest to serve in the company’s territory.
The award is part of a $7.2 billion broadband investment that was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) was charged with awarding $2.5 billion of those funds to expand broadband access in rural America.
View the White House Press Release.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom offers the convenience of managing your account telephone/Internet account online through the Manage My Account section of our website. Manage My Account offers secure online access to your account information and allows you to check your account balance and payment history, view and pay your monthly bill, and you can now order additional features and services.
If you have not yet registered for access, click here to signup now. Enrollment is free, and once registered, you will have immediate access to your account