September 29th, 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.
September 28th, 2014
Please be advised, beginning in early October and continuing through the middle of the month, disturbances to signal reception may occur when the sun passes directly behind a satellite. The intense energy of the sun overpowers the signal from the satellite. You may experience anything from slight signal degradation to complete signal loss. This usually lasts less than a few minutes, and occurs in the afternoon. Exact dates and times of these outages depend on your geographical location and satellite viewed. This is a natural phenomenon that affects both satellite and cable company reception. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800.
September 15th, 2014
Effective September 15, The CW Network and MeTV have split into two separate channels, channel 135 and 136 respectively. CW Plus (channel 135) will feature popular programs like “The Vampire Diaries”, “The 100″ and “The Originals”, plus exciting new fall offerings “The Flash” and “Jane the Virgin”. MeTV (channel 136) viewers will find a slate filled with memorable TV moments, including classics like “The Rifleman”, “M*A*S*H”, “CHiPs” and “Cheers”. Previously, the two networks shared the broadcast day on channel 135 (WPTZ MeTV-CW) on the Preferred Package. Both CW Plus and MeTV are now available to Standard Package subscribers.
Please contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800 or email@example.com with any questions.
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September 2nd, 2014
PBS+ has been added to the Waitsfield Cable channel lineup. PBS+ features a wide variety of programming including original series and specials ranging from how-to and self-help programs such as This Old House, Hometime and Everyday Food to topical news and information programs like Charlie Rose and Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. PBS+ also offers content that embraces our country’s cultural diversity through heritage documentaries and holiday celebration programs for both adults and children. You can find PBS+ on Waitsfield Cable channels 152 in standard definition and 352 in high-definition.
PBS+ as well as the other PBS channels (PBS World and PBS Create) are available to Waitsfield Cable customers who subscribe to the Standard and Preferred Packages. For more information, visit www.waitsfieldcable.com or contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800.
September 1st, 2014
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August 22nd, 2014
The latest issues of our Business Connections Magazine is hot off the press and out for mail delivery. This issue spotlights Martin’s Hardware in Bristol, the place to go for practically everything, including friendly advice.
Read the most recent issue of our Business Connections Magazine and let us know what you think. As always, feedback welcomed!
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!
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.”
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.
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.