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Fall Issue of Our Business Connections Magazine Hot Off the Press

October 10th, 2017

The latest issue of our Business Connections Magazine is hot off the press and out for mail delivery. This issue spotlights Mad River Taste in Waitsfield, and includes articles on our Hosted IP Phone Service, Ransomware prevention and more. Read the most recent issue of our Business Connections Magazine and let us know what you think.

As always, feedback welcomed!

 

 

Children’s Halloween Party – Friday, October 27th in Bristol

October 6th, 2017

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom in conjunction with the Bristol Recreation Department will be hosting a children’s Halloween party on Friday, October 27th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Holley Hall in Bristol.   Children will enjoy face painting, balloon entertainment, costume parade, and games.   The event is free of charge and open to children of all ages.   Refreshments including pizza and healthy snacks will be available.  Parents or guardians are asked to accompany their children.  For more information, please contact Lorraine Keener at 496-3391 or email lkeener@corp.wcvt.com.

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NESNgo Now Available To Waitsfield Cable Subscribers

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

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.   Click here to view our current Channel Guide.

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/Internet Support Associate
  •  Internet Support Associate

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 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.”

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.

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.