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Olympic Channel Now Available on Waitsfield Cable

September 19th, 2017

The new Olympic Channel has been added to the Waitsfield Cable channel lineup, offering fans year-round programming of Olympic Sports from around the world, highlighting American athletes and teams. You can find the Olympic Channel on Waitsfield Cable channels 37 in standard definition and 237 in high-definition. The Olympic Channel is the Home of Team USA and is a partnership between the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee.

The Olympic Channel is available to Waitsfield Cable customers who subscribe to the Standard and Preferred Packages.

Network Maintenance Scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th

September 18th, 2017

Green Mountain Access will be performing maintenance service on our core routing infrastructure on Wednesday, September 20th between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  During this time frame, Internet access may not be available.

Thank you for your patience during this upgrade as we continue to work hard to provide you the best possible service.  If you have any questions, please contact by calling 800-496-3391 or via email at support@gmavt.net.

Learn Tips on Optimizing Your Wi-Fi Network – Register for a Free Webinar!

September 5th, 2017

Let’s Talk Wi-Fi – Tips, Tricks and Solutions!

Wi-Fi is often the weak link of our home and business networks. We often don’t think about the increasing number of devices that we are connecting to our Wi-Fi networks. You just want it to work so you can stream movies on the couch, listen to music on the deck or catch up on your shows on the treadmill.
Join us for a free online webinar to learn some tips and tricks and new solutions to improve your Wi-Fi coverage and performance in your home or business. To RSVP, simply click on the link below,  and be sure to include your contact information in the email.

Online Webinars Location Topic
Thursday, September 28th                 11:00 a.m.-  Noon  Online  Wi-Fi – Tips, Tricks and Solutions

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 888-321-0815.

 

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is Seeking Motivated Individuals to Join Our Team

August 30th, 2017

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 Openings:

  • Customer Service and Internet Support Associate
  • Warehouse/Safety Coordinator

For more information, click here.

 

Valley Resident Anneka Williams Receives National Scholarship

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.

Waitsfield Cable Announces Change to Channel Line-Up

June 27th, 2017

Waitsfield Cable recently received notice that the Esquire Network (Channels 86 and 286 in HD) will permanently discontinue delivery of its programming effective June 28, 2017.  In addition, Universal HD (channel 354) will cease programming on July 14, 2017.  Waitsfield Cable is currently in the process of adding new channels to the lineup. Stay tuned for more information.

Click here to view the current Channel Guide.

Summer Issue of Our Business Connections Magazine Hot Off the Press

June 23rd, 2017

The latest issue of our Business Connections Magazine is hot off the press and out for mail delivery. This issue spotlights Vermont Life Safety in Bolton, and includes articles on our Managed Business-Class Wi-Fi offering, cost cutting strategies for small businesses 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 Announces Scholarship Recipients

June 19th, 2017

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 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 – Cody Fournier – Hinesburg

Harwood Union High School – Evan Pearl – Moretown

Mount Abraham Union High School – Taylor Morrow – Essex Junction

Mount Mansfield Union High School – Nicholas Metruk – Huntington

Middlebury Union High School – Alan James Campbell – E. Middlebury

Vergennes High School – Lillian Russell – Addison

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.”

Congratulations to our 2017 March Mania Contest Winners!

April 4th, 2017

In the end it was North Carolina beating Gonzaga … at the end of our 2017 WCVT March Mania contest it was:

  • 1st Place   – David Santos – $200.00 Gift Certificate to Basin Harbor in Ferrisburgh
  • 2nd Place – Dave Honeywell – $100.00 Gift Certificate to The Collection in Waitsfield
  • 3rd Place – Ben Capasso – $75.00 Gift Certificate to Horsford Gardens & Nursery in Charlotte
  • 4th Place – Delina Gilroy – $50.00 Gift Certificate to Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol
  • 5th Place – John Johnson – $30.00 Gift Certificate to Richmond Market in Richmond

Congratulations winners and thanks to all our amazing local businesses for the great prizes! Hope everyone had fun playing our March Mania contest. Until next year folks … and we’re onto baseball. Go Sox!

Internet Privacy Protection

March 30th, 2017

Recent news has prompted many to reach out regarding changes in Internet privacy protection. Please be assured that Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom/Green Mountain Access has stood for customer privacy from the beginning.  We have no intention of selling or freely distributing private information.

Please visit our website for more information on our privacy practices.