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  July 2021  
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Do You Need Assistance Paying Your Internet Bill?

There are currently multiple programs available for households who may need assistance. Each program has its own criteria and some households may qualify for one or both programs, significantly reducing the cost of your monthly bill.

1. Vermont Temporary Broadband Subsidy Program

The Temporary Broadband Subsidy is now open to Vermonters who qualify and may require assistance paying their monthly internet bill. This temporary relief program is managed by the State of Vermont and is open to award monthly "grants" or credits to your Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom bill to cover up to $40.00 per month on the Internet portion of your monthly bill. There is no guarantee that this program will continue after the December expiration date and the offer is only available while funds are available to cover these expenses

For more information, program eligibility and to access the online application, visit the Vermont Temporary Broadband Subsidy Program website.

Emergency Broadband Benefit 2. Emergency Broadband Benefit

What is it? The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program is a new FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This temporary benefit will help families with challenges such as working from home, distance learning, telehealth services, or simply connecting digitally with loved ones.

The EBB will provide a discount of up to $50.00 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The benefit is limited to one monthly service discount per household.

Who is eligible: A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program;
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers' existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
How to apply? For more information and to apply, visit or call 800.496.3391.

Win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Sugarbush Resort Golf Club!

Sugarbush GolfThis month we have another great local prize, a $100.00 gift certificate to Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Tee off at Sugarbush's Robert Trent Jones, Sr. masterpiece course. 18 holes, breathtaking vistas tucked away in the beautiful Green Mountains in Warren.

To be entered into the raffle, simply click the link below and leave your name and contact information. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, July 28th.

Click Here To Enter For Your Chance To Win

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Once you subscribe, you simply download and install the GMA Video app on your favorite streaming device (we support Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and your favorite internet browser or mobile device).

You'll also enjoy:
  • FREE HD Channels, Cloud DVR, Restart TV, and Replay TV
  • Your favorite local broadcast channels and cable networks
  • Personalized viewing recommendations
  • Easy self-installation and no contracts
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Try GMA Video FREE for 30-Days! Call 802-496-3391 today to switch.

WCVT Awards Scholarships to 2021 High School Grads

Eunice B. FarrThe Class of 2021 has faced unique challenges and have proven to be up to the task. Through their resiliency and flexibility, these graduates not only made it to this milestone, they did it with grace and dignity. We applaud their hard work and efforts.

Every year, WCVT awards six scholarships - one to a student at each of the public high schools in our service area. These scholarships are presented in memory of the late Eunice B. Farr, former owner and operator of the Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company. Each student selected for a scholarship has shown a steady improvement in his or her academics and plans to continue studying at a college or trade school.

We congratulate this year's scholarship recipients:
  • Ethan Barber, Mount Mansfield Union High School
  • Quincy Cook, Mount Abraham Union High School
  • Madison Hallock, Champlain Valley Union High School
  • Siena Mazer, Harwood Union High School
  • Jacob Paquin, Vergennes High School
  • Marshall Sanchez, Middlebury Union High School

WCVT Lends a Hand (and a Cherry Picker) in Richmond

The Round ChurchIt's been great to finally be back out in our communities lending a helping hand. Giving back to the communities we serve has always been an important part of who we are at WCVT.

In mid-June, a crew of WCVT employees spent the day washing the exterior windows of the beautiful Round Church in Richmond. The effort was coordinated by the Richmond Historical Society, which was very grateful for the assistance to get the Round Church spruced up for wedding season.

WCVT is proud to get out and help our neighbors! Every WCVT employee is provided with 16 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.
Community Events
Local Farmers Markets

Enjoy local farm products, lives music, prepared food and artisan wares from Vermont based producers at these amazing Farmers Markets in our communities.

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.
  • July 14 – Rodney Putnam
  • July 21 – Mango Jam
  • July 28 – Atlantic Crossing
  • August 4 – Hinesburg Community Band
  • August 11 – About Time
  • August 18 – The Sixth Finger of Jazz
For more information, contact the Hinesburg Recreation Department at 482-2281 or

Movies In The Park After Dark| 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.
  • July 22 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • August 12 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • September 9 – Playing With Fire
For more information, contact the Bristol Recreation Department at 453-5885 or
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