Green Mountain Access
  February 2020  

Company News

Sign-Up For Our "Let’s Talk Wi-Fi – Tips, Tricks and Solutions" Webinar!
We often don't think about the increasing number of devices that we are connecting to our Wi-Fi networks. Laptops, smart phones, tablets, gaming devices and smart TV's all connect to the Internet via your Wi-Fi network. What you think may be a speed issue, may actually be limitations in your Wi-Fi network. These free webinars are designed to give you some great tips on making sure your Wi-Fi is working properly in your home or business. For your convenience, these will be online webinars that you can watch on your computer from the comfort of your home or office. To RSVP for a webinar, click on the appropriate link below to indicate which webinar you would like to attend.

Online Webinars Location Topic
Wednesday, February 12 – Noon – 1:00 p.m. Online Wi-Fi – Tips, Tricks and Solutions
Tuesday, February 25th, 11:00 a.m. - Noon Online Wi-Fi – Tips, Tricks and Solutions

Win A $50 Gift Certificate To Stone Corral In Richmond
Each 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 are raffling off a $50 gift card to Stone Corral in Richmond. To be entered into the raffle, simply click the link below and leave your name and contact information. The drawing will take place on February 17th.

Click here to enter for your chance to win.


President's Day Office Closing
Please note our Customer Service and local Technical Support office will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 17. As always, our afterhours Technical Support will still be available on the above dates, so please don't hesitate to call at: 1-888-321-0815 or email if you need assistance.

WCVT Works With Community Partners To Open Virtual Living Room in Bristol, Vermont

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The American Legion, Post 19 in Bristol, Vermont is now the proud home of the nation's second "Virtual Living Room®," a space where veterans can use a robust fiber-optic broadband connection to access VA telehealth services. The Virtual Living Room® is a comfortable, private space housed within the American Legion, Post 19 in Bristol and enables local veterans to access telehealth appointments with their VA healthcare provider. We all know that getting easy, convenient access to healthcare can sometimes be a challenge for our veterans in many rural communities. The Virtual Living Room® provides a viable option for Veterans to access the VA telehealth system in a convenient, comfortable, private setting.

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) enabled the Virtual Living Room® with a high-speed fiber-optic Internet connection capable of serving up to one gigabit per second. According to Eric Haskin, President/CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, "We are very proud to be working with our community partners to support our local Veterans here in Vermont. I served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) and understand firsthand the challenges our veterans face. This is one way we can give back to our local communities and support our veterans by leveraging our gigabit fiber-optic network to help expand access to the VA's ever expanding telehealth initiatives."

The Virtual Living Room® was made possible through an innovative partnership between Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT), the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), CoBank, the White River Junction VA Healthcare System, and the American Legion Post 19. This collaboration is a perfect example of how crucial community partnerships are in meeting the needs of veterans in our rural communities.

Did You Add More Devices? It Might Be Time To Upgrade Your Wi-Fi
If you added more devices this holiday season, it's probably time to look at your Wi-Fi. While the standard Wi-Fi gateways do a pretty good job of covering the average sized home, depending on the number of devices and size, layout, and construction of your home, it may be time to look at a new solution to increase your overall Wi-Fi coverage and performance. Whole Home Wi-Fi from Green Mountain Access uses multiple Access Points to expand coverage to every part of your home and cover all of your devices.

Want To Learn More?
For more information, watch our video below or visit to learn more about our Whole Home Wi-Fi or business Wi-Fi solutions. You can also give us a call at 800-496-3391 or send us an email and we'd be happy to discuss our solutions with you.  We offer a full range of residential and business class Wi-Fi solutions from leading manufacturers including AirTies, Eero, Ubiquiti and Ruckus.

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


Letters A Year Of Giving Back
Giving back to our communities has always been an important part of who we are at WCVT. It’s in our company’s DNA to give back, not just with our checkbook but with our hearts, hands, and minds. In 2019, over $30,000 was donated to charities, organizations and to those in need through our Contributions Program. In addition to monetary donations, WCVT employees volunteered over 1,100 hours of paid and 1,700 hours of unpaid community service hours. These are some of the organizations we donated to through our Contributions Program in 2019:

• Eunice B. Farr Incentive Awards – six $1,000.00 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors at the 6 public high schools in our serving area.
• Susan Haskin Simms Scholarship
• Vermont Food Bank and local food shelves - $6,000 during the holiday season.
• WCVT Giving Tree
• Virtual Living Room for Veterans
• UVM Children’s Hospital
• Girls on the Run
• Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
• United Way
• Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
• Volunteer Fire Departments • Backpack Program
• Central Vermont Home, Healthy and Hospice
• Central Vermont Humane Society
• Lupus Foundation of American
• American Cancer Society
• Employee Birthday Contributions

…and many more! A big thank you to everyone for helping to make our communities a better place to live and work. If you know of an organization in our serving area in need, let them know about our Contributions Program. Information and application can be found on our website.

Being a local business means that our customers are also our neighbors and friends. At Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, we feel strongly that community involvement is not just a nice thing to do; it is the right thing to do. If you have a community service project in the making and are looking for help, contact Lorraine Keener at 496-8379 or via email to see if we can lend a hand.

Community Events

Bristol Community Skate Date Night - Friday, February 14 - Bristol 
Bristol Skate Date Night takes place on Valentine's Day from 5pm to 8pm at the Bristol Skating Rink.  Admission is free. Drinks and snacks for purchase to benefit the Bristol Hub Teen Center and the Recreation Department. Skates are available for free to rent for the night (sizes limited).  Learn more...

Torchlight Parade – Saturday, February 15th – Sugarbush
Be sure to find your favorite spot to view the spectacular torchlight parade on Spring Fling followed by a fireworks show! Celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend with an awesome light show up on the mountain. Learn more...

Richmond Free Library "Love Your Library" Book Sale – Friday & Saturday, February 14 and 15th - Richmond
Mark your calendars for the Annual Richmond Free Library "Love Your Library” Book Sale. This year’s sale takes place on Friday evening, February 14, 5:30-8:30 and Saturday, February 15, 9-3. As always, a wonderful selection of books and media in great condition. There will also be live music and a raffle. See you at the Richmond Free Library @ 201 Bridge Street. Learn more...

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Floating Crosswalk Optical Illusion
This crosswalk is painted to look like separate floating blocks but local motorists in the know just drive right through.
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Do Octopuses Dream?
While sleeping, this pet octopus changes colors in response to something. The narrator suggests she could be having a dream.
Slice Up Deliciousness  
Slice Up Deliciousness
Celebrate National Pie Month (February) with these delicious classic recipes and new favorites.
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Enjoy Spontaneity  
Enjoy Spontaneity
Find great deals on last-minute reservations for flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more.
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Stand Up to Winter  
Stand Up to Winter
Get winter safety tips and product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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The Most Amazing Lasagna
What makes it amazing? The sausage, ground beef, and layers of fresh herbs, spices, and other flavorful ingredients.
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Italian Chopped Salad
This is no ordinary salad! Get ready for a taste sensation with fennel salami, olives, fresh veggies, and provolone cheese.
Perfect for "What is this song?" moments, Shazam hears what's playing and tells you what it is.
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This app lets you listen to your favorite podcasts from your phone, car, or other device.
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Red Cross First Aid  
Red Cross First Aid
Be prepared! The First Aid app helps you handle the most common first aid emergencies.
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Fun With Frames
These picture frame crafts are useful, cute, and quick. Make a keychain holder, a message board, a calendar, and more.
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Wine Cork Crafts
Don't throw away your wine bottle corks. Instead, transform them into a chip clip, place card, coaster, or garden marker.
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