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  October 2020  
Company News

As the leaves turn and we begin another season, I'd like to wish all of you a happy fall! At Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, our team is working very hard to continue the evolution of our network. Each and every day, we continue to convert more customers to high-speed fiber-optics. I know the need for additional bandwidth is real as many of us continue to work from home, learn from home, access telehealth services, and use the Internet to stay connected with family and friends all over the world. Building a fiber-to-the-home network in rural areas is extremely expensive, and takes time to engineer, construct and build. Each and every year, we are spending millions of dollars to continue to build fiber-optics to our customers. We were fortunate to receive some broadband grant funding from the State of Vermont that will allow us to build fiber to additional customers in parts of Bolton, Bridport, North Fayston and Center Fayston communities this year.

Please know that all of us at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom are committed to serve you and are here assist you with whatever you need. I hope you are able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and everything Vermont has to offer.


Eric Haskin
President and CEO
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

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 Hatchet Restaurant in Richmond

Hatchet RestaurantThis month we have another great prize for you – a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Hatchet Restaurant in Richmond. Hatchet offers a staple of popular home cooked meals with their own unique approach while showcasing locally produced meats, cheeses and vegetables. The drawing will take place on October 19th.

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

Congratulations to last month's winner, George Lam, who won a $50.00 gift certificate to the Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant in the Mad River Valley.

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WCVT Employees Help Local Schools Get Back to School

For many years, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom's employees and Contributions Committee have donated backpacks and school supplies to local school children. This year, WCVT decided to divide the donations equally among 20 schools in our serving territory who requested assistance. Money donated helped purchase items they needed the most.

Tammy Field, coordinator of the Backpacks for Kids Program, said recently, "We were really happy to help the students, especially in light of the difficulties they're experiencing because of the coronavirus. While we missed picking out the backpacks and schools supplies and delivering them to the schools, we’re just happy to help out any way we can."

Welcome New Businesses

When you buy local, everyone benefits. Please support the community by doing business with these new neighbors.
  • A L St. Onge Contractors (Waitsfield) - 496-3062
  • Collaborative Solutions Corp (Richmond) - 434-3353
  • Cool Motion Outdoor Sports (Bristol) - 453-4584
  • Sky Crane Service (Lincoln) - 453-4743
  • The Big Spruce (Richmond) - 434-4111

Business Spotlights

Art in the VillageArt in the Village
Warren Art in the Village is an art gallery located in beautiful Warren, Vermont, next door to the almost world famous Warren Store. Gallery owner Rita Ioannidis is an artist herself, well known for her American flag paintings. Ioannidis wanted to create a gallery to support and promote local artists. Art in the Village features a gorgeous, warm, and inviting space and showcases art from a variety of Vermont artists and mediums. The gallery is open Wednesday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you love color and all types of art, a visit to Art in the Village is a must. It’s located at 270 Main Street in Warren. You can also call 496-5605 or go to

Cool Motion Outdoor SportsCool Motion Outdoor Sports
Bristol Cool Motion Outdoor Sports is a local, community shop owned by Samantha and Christopher Morrissey. Their goal is to create an outdoor adventure center for the five-town area through community service, creating opportunities to get outside, and providing equipment rentals and repairs for sports enthusiasts of all levels. Cool Motion Outdoor Sports offers bike services to help you ride out the 2020 season strong, and they’ll be ready when winter hits to set you up for hitting the mountain. Count on them to keep you going however you roll and keep your gear in tune. Cool Motion Outdoor Sports is located at 400 Rockydale Road in Bristol. Reach them at 453-4584 or visit
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