March 15th, 2018
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24th, when rain, shine (or snow), it’s time for the annual Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The event will be held at the Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom business office located on Route 100 in Waitsfield. The egg hunt is open to children of all ages and is free of charge.
For more information, contact Lorraine Keener at 802.496.3391 or email@example.com.
March 14th, 2018
Don’t miss any of the action of the NCAA® Men’s Division I Basketball Championships. The games begin on March 14th and run through April 2nd.
Live Television Coverage
Waitsfield Cable Standard customers will have access to all games of the tournament live on TV. Games will air on the following Waitsfield Cable channels: CBS (channel 3 or 203 in HD), TBS (channel 16 or 216 in HD), TNT (channel 17 or 217 in HD), and truTV (channel 89). For complete details of the tournament’s TV coverage, click here.
First Four® March 14 truTV
First/Second Round March 15-18 CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Sweet 16® March 22-23 CBS, TBS
Elite Eight® March 24 TBS
Elite Eight® March 25 CBS
Final Four® March 31 TBS
Championship Game April 2 TBS
March 13th, 2018
On Tuesday, March 27th, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom will host a Red Cross blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our main business office located on Route 100 in Waitsfield (across from the Elementary School). WCVT holds 2 blood drives a year, one in the fall and another in the spring.
To make an appointment (walk-ins are always welcome), visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. The need is great, please donate!
March 8th, 2018
When you become part of the Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom family, you’re joining a one hundred year old organization that values its employees and recognizes the important contribution each one makes to our company’s success.
Current Job Opening:
- Telecommunications Lineman
For more information, click here.
February 23rd, 2018
In preparation for our 2018 Mad River Valley Directory, please take a moment to verify your current listing(s). To make a change in your directory listing, please call our Customer Service Department at 496-3391. For yellow page advertising (business accounts), contact Lorraine Keener at 496-8379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1st, 2018
The latest issue of our Business Connections Magazine is hot off the press and out for mail delivery. This issue spotlights Baked Beads in Waitsfield, and includes articles on our Hosted IP Phone Service, Business W-Fi solutions and more. Read the most recent issue of our Business Connections Magazine and let us know what you think.
As always, feedback welcomed!
January 1st, 2018
As you may have heard, the Federal Communication’s Commission (FCC) voted on December 14, 2017 to overturn certain Net Neutrality protections. So what is Net Neutrality and what does this mean to me? First off, please know that we happen to disagree with the ruling to overturn Net Neutrality rules and do not have any plans to change our business practices or how we provide your Internet service.
Net Neutrality was a fundamental guiding principle that the Internet was founded on an open Internet and prevented service providers from speeding up, slowing down, or blocking any type of content, applications, or websites. In addition, Net Neutrality also included certain consumer protections, as well as issues regarding privacy, site blocking issues and preferential service (Internet fast lanes), which may be based on agreements or fees paid.
As a rural, Independent telecommunications company, we are regulated differently than the large national telecommunications providers. When Net Neutrality was made law, the rules didn’t change for us. We were already regulated under Federal Communications Act Title II rules and were adhering to certain consumer protections including stringent privacy protections in operating our network. We have never stored any user information regarding websites visited, nor do we have any business relationships with any third party organizations that might be interested in obtaining that data. As a result of changes in the Net Neutrality law, we will not change any of our business practices.
However, as a small Internet Service Provider, we are concerned that the large national telecommunications providers may seek deals that will isolate or block the services of smaller providers like us. We are very much in favor of rules that allow everyone a fair playing field and we view that overturning Net Neutrality rules runs counter to this. With the amount of attention that Net Neutrality has recently received, we believe that we will not see any impacts in the short-term. The Vermont Congressional delegation is pro Net Neutrality and is working to take measures to pass legislation to protect consumers and keep the Internet open for all.
November 15th, 2017
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) employees donated more than $7,500 to the American Red Cross to help with hurricane relief efforts. Employees raised funds through a company-wide raffle, individual donations and through the company’s Contributions Committee.
Our thoughts continue to be with the many people whose lives were so severely impacted by hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico,” said Gregg Haskin, President and CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom. “We are extremely proud of our employees’ generosity and willingness to help those in need.”
Great job Team WCVT!
September 21st, 2017
Waitsfield Cable Standard and Preferred customers can now get access to NESN content through the NESNgo website. To access, you must first register for access to WatchTVeverywhere.
WatchTVeverywhere streams some of your favorite channels and programming to your tablet, smartphone, laptop and other devices from anywhere you can receive an Internet signal: inside your house, at the office, hotel, airport, vacation home and everywhere. And best of all, WatchTVeverywhere is free with your Waitsfield Cable Standard or Preferred subscription.
For more information and to register for access, click here
August 10th, 2017
Valley resident, Anneka Williams has been awarded a $2,500.00 scholarship from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). FRS is a charitable foundation and was founded by the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, an organization representing independent, community based telecommunication companies. Anneka was nominated by Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT), who is an active member of NTCA.
“We congratulate Anneka on her efforts as she is definitely deserving of this honor. We wish her the best of luck as she starts her college career at Bowdoin this month,” said Roger Nishi, Vice President of Industry Relations for WCVT.
FRS provides a variety of programs, ranging from youth-based initiatives and educational materials to consumer awareness and rural economic development. The FRS Scholarship Program is made possible through the generosity of independent telecommunications companies operating in rural areas across the United States and Canada and the companies that provide goods and services to these companies.