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Free HBO/Cinemax Preview Weekend – September 5 – 8th

August 27th, 2014

HBO and Cinemax will offer a free preview weekend on Friday, September 5 until Monday, September 8. This free preview weekend coincides with the final season premiere of Boardwalk Empire on HBO, and includes movies such as 12 Years a Slave, Enough Said, Grudge Match and more. Tune in on the following channels.

  • HBO (channels 400 or 360 in HD).
  • Cinemax (channel 410 and 370 in HD)

During this free preview period, these channels will be available to all Waitsfield Cable subscribers and may contain PG, PG-13, TV-14, TVMA and R rated programs. To block selected programs/channels using the Parental Controls feature, click here or contact our Service Department at 496-5800.

WatchESPN Now Available To Waitsfield Cable Subscribers

August 26th, 2014

Waitsfield Cable Standard and Preferred customers can now get access to ESPN content through the WatchESPN website. To access, you must first register for access to WatchTVeverywhere. There is no extra charge to use it, you only need to have a cable television package that includes the network you want to watch. Content from channels including A&E, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, E!, Esquire, Golf, Hallmark, History, HLN, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movie Network, MSNBC, NBC Sports, Oxygen, Syfy, TBS, Turner Classic Movies, Tennis, TNT, TruTV, USA, and more are now available. Once logged in, users are presented with a complete list of all the networks available to them.

For more information and to register for access, click here.

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Seventy Backpacks Donated To Local Schools

August 22nd, 2014

More than seventy backpacks filled with new school supplies have been donated and delivered to local schools by Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees.  This is the third consecutive year that WCVT has coordinated the charitable backpack program.  The program is coordinated by Tammy Field, Administrative Service Supervisor for the company.

Field, who also coordinates the company’s Annual Giving Tree program, worked with local schools to help identify families needing assistance of school supplies for their children.  Throughout the year, WCVT frequently collaborates with local nonprofits, schools and community organizations to provide important services in our local communities.

Happy Back to school everyone!

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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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