Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is currently using Fiber-to-the-Home technology to deliver telecommunications services (telephone and high-speed Internet) to several new developments, various schools, town offices, and select business customers in our service area. In addition, eight rural parts of our service area will be built out with fiber over the next three-years funded by the Broadband Stimulus award that we received (these areas are listed below). While fiber is only available to a small number of our customers, all customers located in our telephone service area can receive high-speed DSL today with speeds available up to 18Mbps in many locations.
Fiber Installation Brochure
Where is Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) available Today?
Fiber-optic service is currently available to Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom customers living in the following areas:
- Thistle Hill Development, Hinesburg, VT
- Lincoln Ridge, Warren, VT
- Goodwin Baker Building, Richmond, VT
- Richmond Village( Rt. 2 East - Snipe Ireland Rd.), Richmond, VT
What areas will be provided Fiber-to-the-Home from WCVT's Broadband Stimulus award?
A total of 740 homes in parts of Addison, Chittenden, and Washington counties are part of this funding. Parts of each of the following towns are covered: South Starksboro, Buels Gore, Lincoln Gap, Panton, West Addison, West Bolton, Warren, Waitsfield, East Warren. Specific locations include:
- Addison - Norton Town Rd Area, Lake Rd towards Panton
- Bristol-2 - South Starksboro, Rte 17 Buels Gore
- Bristol-3 - Lincoln Gap, Geery Rd
- Panton - Lake Rd towards West Addison
- Richmond 2 - Notch Rd West Bolton
- Waitsfield 1 - Lincoln Gap, West Hill Rd
- Waitsfield 2 - Butternut Hill Rte 100 South
- Waitsfield 3 - Fuller Hill East Warren
How can I find out if Fiber-to-the-Home service is available to me?
If you live or your business is located in one of the areas listed above, you may already be served by fiber. We are currently in the engineering and permitting stage for the projects listed above. All customers that will be served with fiber as part of these projects will be turned up in the next three years. We will be notifying customers and scheduling site visits to review the installation process at a later date.
What is Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH)?
The acronym refers to the installation and use of fiber optical cable directly to the home. The closer to the home you pull the fiber, the more bandwidth opportunity for the end user. More bandwidth allows for a faster Internet connection and the opportunity to deliver other advanced applications in the future.
What Are The Benefits Of Fiber?
- Increased Reliability – Fiber optic cables are extremely reliable and are not as susceptible to weather, distance and other variables that influence telecommunications services delivered via copper facilities. Fiber is currently the most reliable telecommunications infrastructure available anywhere.
- Faster Speeds – Fiber optic cables have a much greater capacity than traditional copper lines. This means the capacity for faster and much more consistent Internet speeds.
- Increases Home Value - Recent research shows that fiber-to-the-home can increase a home's value by as much as $5,000 according to research by the Fiber-to-the-Home Council and other sources.*