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  November 2020  
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It's hard to believe we are already in November. The seasons are changing and we've already rolled back our clocks and received our first blanket of snowfall. It's been a busy year here at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom and we have converted a record number of customers to fiber-optics. We were fortunate to receive some Cares Act broadband grant funding from the State of Vermont that will allow us to build fiber-to-the-home to additional customers in the Bolton, Bridport, North Fayston and Center Fayston communities and these customers are scheduled to be cutover by the end of the year.

As the days get shorter and the snow begins to fall, some of our line construction becomes more difficult. That being said, we have set ourselves up to continue customer fiber conversions throughout the winter. At the same time, we are already busy engineering fiber projects for 2021. Building a fiber-to-the-home network in the rural Vermont communities we serve is extremely expensive and takes time. We are spending millions of dollars each and every year to continue the evolution of our network to serve our customers with the best technology possible.

We understand how important your telecommunications services are to you and your family during these unprecedented times and thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving.


Eric Haskin
President and CEO
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

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Need Help Paying Past Due Utility Bills Because of COVID-19?

If you have suffered economic hardship from COVID-19, financial assistance may be available through the Vermont Covid-19 Arrearage Assistance program through the Vermont Department of Public Service. This program provides eligible Vermont utility ratepayers served by a fixed-line telephone service (including Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom), Vermont electric, natural gas, or a private water company with a grant to assist with past-due balances. Both residential and non-residential (but not governmental entities) applicants may apply.

You must apply online directly through the State of Vermont before November 30, 2020.

For more information, program eligibility, or to apply, visit the Vermont Department of Public Service website for more information, program eligibility and to access the online application.


The Department of Public Service has prepared these Frequently Asked Questions. You can also call your local Vermont Community Action Agency, or contact the Department's Consumer Affairs and Public Information (CAPI) Division at 1-800-622-4496, via email at

Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Alpine Options in Warren

Hatchet RestaurantThis month we have another great prize for you – a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Alpine Options in Warren. Alpine Options offers a complete range of tuning and mounting services. From a simple fresh coat of wax to the most complex ski repairs and binding mounts they can do it all because their staff has years of industry experience! The drawing will take place on November 23rd.

Click here to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Alpine Options.

Congratulations to last month's winner, Sharon Lapworth of the Mad River Valley who won a $50.00 gift certificate to the Hatchet Restaurant in Richmond.

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WCVT Employees Donate Pumpkins and Goodies To Bristol Halloween Festivities

We love Bristol and we were happy to donate goodies to the Bristol Recreation Department for their Halloween festivities. For many years, WCVT has worked in partnership with Bristol Recreation to host an annual Halloween Party. We are hoping we can see everyone back next Halloween to continue this long standing tradition.
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