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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.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Added to Waitsfield Cable Channel Line Up

February 16th, 2017

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has been added to the Waitsfield Cable channel lineup (channel 65) in both standard and high-definition.  Hallmark Movies and Mysteries airs family-oriented  feature and made-for-tv movies along with a limited number of mystery-themed television series.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is available to Waitsfield Cable customers who subscribe to the Preferred Package. For more information, visit www.waitsfieldcable.com or contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800.

Special Notice Regarding Waitsfield Cable Rates

February 1st, 2017

Due to the continued annual escalation in programming fees, including increases to continue to carry our local, regional and premium channels, the following rates will be effective March 1, 2017.  Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800 with any questions.

 Monthly Service Charges (effective March 1, 2017)*

Basic Service                           $29.25

Standard Service                     $79.90

Preferred Service                    $101.90

*A set-top box is required for each television.  Applicable VT sales tax and public, educational and government surcharges apply.

For more information on what continues to drive cable TV rate increases, visit www.tvonmyside.com.   As always, if you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800.

Waitsfield Cable Announces Change to Channel Line-Up

February 1st, 2017

Waitsfield Cable recently received notice that the CLOO Network (Channel 97) will permanently discontinue delivery of its programming effective February 1, 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.