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Addison County Fair & Field Days – August 5 – 9

July 22nd, 2014

It’s that time of year again; time to eat fried dough and watch the demolition derby. The 2014 Addison County Fair & Field Days will take place on August 5 through 9. Don’t miss Vermont’s largest agricultural fair, now in its 66th year. Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom will be exhibiting our high-speed Internet service kiosk and other services. Make sure to stop by, say hello and pick up some of our famous hats and gliders for the kids. For a complete listing of events visit www.addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Biography Channel Rebranded as FYI

July 21st, 2014

The Biography Channel (channel 107 and 307 in HD) has been rebranded as FYI, a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting how people actually live their lives today. FYI appeals to a younger, upscale audience. For more information on FYI, visit www.fyi.tv.

Click here to view the Waitsfield Cable Channel Guide.

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom Announces Scholarship Recipients

June 16th, 2014

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 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:

Champlain Valley Union High School – Steven Robert, Williston

Harwood Union High School – Siena Damon, Waterbury

Mount Abraham Union High School – Louissa Rosendaal, Starksboro

Mount Mansfield Union High School – Kohlton Butler, Underhill

Middlebury Union High School – Seth Wright, Middlebury

Vergennes High School – Mary Flood, Vergennes

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.”

Waitsfield Cable Announces Channel Line Up Changes

June 2nd, 2014

Effective immediately, two additional channels have been added to our Standard Service package.  Fox Sports 1 (channel 32 and 232 in HD) and FXX (channel 99 and 299 in HD); both channels were formerly part of the Preferred Package and are now available to all Standard Service subscribers.  Fox Sports 1 airs an array of live sporting events including college sports, soccer matches, UFC mixed martial arts, and a variety of motorsports events. FXX programming focuses on original and acquired comedy series, some dramatic programs, and feature films.

For more information, please contact Waitsfield Cable Customer Service Department at 496-5800 or visit www.waitsfieldcable.com.

Independent Cable TV Providers Work Together To Keep Rates in Check

March 26th, 2014

Each year cable networks and broadcast affiliates continue to increase the programming fees they charge Waitsfield Cable for the right to deliver their movies, shows and sporting events. Today, over 80% of cable programming you receive is delivered by nine powerful media conglomerates that continue to push higher fees and require carriage of low value networks to obtain favorable rates on their high value content.

Waitsfield Cable, along with hundreds of local, independent Cable TV providers throughout the country are working together to keep these costs in check. By uniting with other companies, we can work together to achieve more flexibility and better offerings for you at the lowest possible price. We also want to keep you up-to-date on these efforts through a new website – www.tvonmyside.com. 

As always, give us  call or stop by one of our local offices if you have questions.

Case Study: Jamieson Insurance

February 4th, 2014

Jamieson InsuranceJamieson Insurance Manages Three Offices with Hosted IP Phone Service

About Jamieson Insurance

With offices in Waitsfield, Waterbury, and Richmond, Jamieson Insurance Agency, Inc. is conveniently located to serve all of central and northern Vermont and the Champlain Valley. It offers customers the advantages of in-depth local and regional knowledge, personal attention and professional service, and the ability to choose from a wide range of insurance policies due to Jamieson Insurance’s status as an independent insurance agency.

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Case Study: Liz Lovely

January 30th, 2014

liz-lovelyLiz Lovely Manages Growth with the Help of Hosted IP Phone Service

The Challenge

Liz Lovely is a local manufacturer of gluten free and vegan cookies made with 100 percent natural ingredients in their artisan bakery in Waitsfield, Vt. The company was established in 2003 and has experienced incredible growth since setting up shop in the Mad River Valley. Liz Lovely cookies are now available at hundreds of supermarkets and natural food stores nationwide.

To continue growing, Liz Lovely needed to replace its out-of-date phone system and increase Internet speeds to better support its customers and suppliers. Dan Holtz, Liz Lovely’s CEO, set out to find a better solution. He found what he needed from Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) — a provider that could accurately assess the company’s voice and data needs, present the optimal solution, and provide timely service when help was required.

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Case Study: VickeryHill

January 18th, 2014

vickeryhillVickeryHill Enjoys Cloud’s Efficiency From WCVT Hosted IP Phone Service

About VickeryHill

VickeryHill is a Web development and technology firm based in Warren, Vt., with additional employees working in New Jersey and Florida. The company’s goal is to help business owners operate better using the “anywhere access” of Internet technology. VickeryHill co-owner and president, Steve Butcher, has been a technology aficionado since childhood.

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