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Green Mountain Access

August E-Newsletter

We think you'll find the information contained in this newsletter to be a valuable tool for enhancing your Internet experience. As always, we appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to

The Green Mountain Access Team
Adam, Amanda, Eric, Jason, Kris, Phil, Richard, Seth and Scott

Company News

Win Tickets To The Addison County Fair And Field Days

Addison Fair TicketsEach month, we raffle off a prize from a local business, so be sure to enter your name every month for your chance to win. This month we have another great prize for you, so be sure to enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Addison County Fair and Field Days. The drawing will take place on August 2.

Click here to enter for your chance to win tickets to the Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Be sure to stop our booth at the Addison County Fair and Field Days to say hi and learn more about our Whole Home Wi-Fi solutions. The Addison county Fair and Field Days runs Tuesday, August 7th through Saturday, August 11th. Hope to see you at the Fair! For more information on the Addison County Fair and Field Days, visit:


Looking To Join Our Team?

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is seeking a motivated individual to join our team. We are currently looking for a Customer Service and Internet Support Associate for our Waitsfield location. For more information and to apply, visit

Help Wanted

Don't Get Hooked By Phishing Scams

Just about every day, our Technical Support team hears from customers concerned about whether or not emails are legitimate. Phishing emails are typically fraudulent emails that are purposely designed to look like they are coming from legitimate businesses which can make them harder to spot. Remember, Green Mountain Access will never send an email asking for you to verify your account information or asking for your password. If you ever are in doubt about the legitimacy of an email, just give us a call. For your convenience, we've put together the following tips to help you determine whether or not an email is legitimate. You can view the full size PDF here: And remember, the safest thing to do with a suspected phishing email, is to simply delete it.


More Connected Devices = A Need For Better Wi-Fi?

AirTiesDepending on the size, layout, and construction materials used in your home, a single access point solution may not provide you with adequate coverage. Our Whole Home Wi-Fi fixes that by using multiple Access Points. One of our expert technicians will optimize your Wi-Fi by placing Wi-Fi access points at strategic locations around your home to expand coverage, eliminating dead spots, and providing great performance for all of your streaming devices.

Whole Home Wi-Fi from Green Mountain Access is just $10.90* per month, plus installation, and includes two AirTies 4920 ac Wi-Fi access points. Additional Wi-Fi access points can be added for $5.45* per month for each additional access point if needed for your specific installation.

Have a question, or want additional information, visit or contact Richard at 496-8360 to learn more about our Whole Home Wi-Fi or business Wi-Fi solutions.

*Whole Home Wi-Fi equipment requires Green Mountain Access high-speed Internet service and a modem/router. Installation fees apply.

Looking For A Better Phone System For Your Business? Hosted IP Phone Service Is Your Solution

polycom-phoneA reliable and efficient phone system is essential for your business to stay connected to your customers. You don’t want to think about it too much; you just want it to work so you can focus on your business. With Hosted IP Phone Service, you don’t have to purchase, set up, or maintain your own phone system; we take care of that for you. Instead, you get a powerful, business-class phone system with expanded capabilities and mobile options that will grow with your business.

For more information on our Hosted IP Phone service, visit or contact Kris Merchant at 802-496-8554


WCVT In The Community

WCVT Employees Assist With Trail Mainenance In William Woods Natural Area In Charlotte

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees recently assisted other Nature Conservancy volunteers witth trail maintenance in the Williams Woods Natural area in Charlotte.

Williams Woods Community Service

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom provides each employee with sixteen hours of community service time yearly to be used on local service projects. If your organization has a project in the making and is looking for help, contact Lorraine Keener at 496-8379 or to discuss the possibilities of WCVT participation.

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Community Events

Addison County Fair And Field Days | August 7 - 11 | New Haven

Don't miss Vermont's largest agricultural fair in New Haven. Children's barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner. For more information, visit or visit them on Facebook at

Summer Concerts In The Park | Wednesdays | Hinesburg

Every year the Hinesburg Recreation Department presents the Summer Concerts in the Park music series. Concerts are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. throughout July and early August at the gazebo behind the Hinesburg Community School in Wainer Park. Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is proud to be a sponsor of the Hinesburg Concerts In The Park.

  • August 1 – Rik Palieri- Songs of a Rambling Folk Troubadour
  • August 8  –  Hinesburg Community Band

Movies In The Park | Thursday Evenings On The Green| Bristol

The Bristol Recreation Department is once again showing classic films on a theatre sized screen on the Bristol Green – a drive-in experience without the driving! Free and suitable for all ages. Bring a blanket and your bug spray. Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is proud to be a sponsor of Movies In The Park.

  • August 2 - Wizard of Oz

For more information, contact the Bristol Recreation Department at 453-5885 or

Tutorial / FAQ

Scam Alert - Watch Out For Vacation Rental Scams

The last thing you want is for your family's vacation to be ruined by a scam. So be aware that some criminals are using vacation rentals as an opportunity to do just that. These individuals create fake listings, hoping you'll take the bait and pay for a room that doesn't exist. When looking for accommodations, look for these telltale signs:

~ An address that doesn't exist (always double-check it on Google Maps)

~ A deal that's "too good to be true," such as a super-low price, better than average amenities, or a beyond-perfect location

~ An unsecured payment method such as wire transfer, cash, or check

~ Property owners who know little about the area, use poor grammar in written correspondence, or ask you to communicate off of the rental site's system

~ Anything else that seems "off" about the situation

To avoid getting scammed, do your homework including a thorough Google search. Contact the local tourism office to confirm the existence of a business. Pay with a credit card so you can dispute the charge if there's a problem. And look for vacation rental websites that offer money-back guarantees.

Short Tutorial / FAQ - What's The Safest Way To Set Up Security Questions For Online Accounts?

Question:  I've heard a lot about how to create a secure password, but I'm unsure of how to answer security questions when signing up with a new service online. What's the best way to do it?

Answer: In a word, lie. Answers to common security questions such as "What is your mother's maiden name?" and "Who was your childhood best friend?" can be researched by hackers, especially if they have access to your social media accounts where you routinely post information about yourself.

The challenge with this strategy is that you may not remember the answers you make up. One way to resolve this issue is to have standard "replacement" answers to certain questions. For example, when asked your mother's maiden name, you could use the last name of a favorite TV character. When asked your childhood pet's name, you could use your favorite type of dog. Another good method is to use a password manager, which allows you to create and store secure passwords as well as record security question answers.

To be extra secure, consider posting less private information on social media and using privacy settings to make such information visible to fewer people.

Sites of the Month

Best Peach Recipes
August is National Peach Month, and you can celebrate by discovering new ways to use this delicious fruit in your cooking. How about Crab Salad With Peaches, No-Bake Fresh Peach Pie, or Pork Chops With Peach Sauce?
Don't forget to visit the Canning and Freezing sections to enjoy summer's peaches all year.

Back-To-School Help For Parents
Help your kids get off to a great start in the new school year. Visit this site to find useful articles, product recommendations, book lists, worksheets, and other tools. Discover 10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn, Helpful Tips for Chaperoning School Field Trips, and much more.

Best Online Photo Editor
Taking a great photo is just the beginning of creating a beautiful electronic image. BeFunky includes hundreds of effects including oil painting, pop art, and the Cartoonizer®. Use them to spice up your photo or make minor corrections to lighting, blurriness, and other common problems.

Kitchen Customization
Your kitchen is one of the hardest-working rooms in your house, and this site can help you give it a little TLC. Find ideas for color schemes, layout ideas, and remodeling decisions you'll never regret. Check out the kitchen storage section for clever ideas to get more out of your food prep space.


Two to View - A Couple Amazing Videos You Don't Want to Miss

From 0 To 18 In Five Minutes - This touching video chronicles the growth of a girl from infancy to age 18 with video clips captured weekly.

Raccoon Scales Skyscraper - A raccoon captivates locals in St. Paul as it ascends the outside of the Minnesota Public Radio building.


Go Pinterest-ing! - Cool Stuff to Pin on Your Pinterest Boards

School Year Organization Ideas

Best Desserts For Summer Campfires

Delish Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? To sign up, go to

Free Featured Apps - These Three are Well Worth the Look

Words With Friends 2
Whether or not you played the first version, you're sure to love Words With Friends 2. Play alone or with friends anywhere. Learn More Here:

Follow your flight with detailed maps highlighting points of interest. Get live flight and weather data plus an accurate ETA. Learn More Here:

Use this app to track and categorize spending and plan bill paying. Share information to collaborate on joint budgets. Learn More Here:

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