As a local Vermont, family owned business, we understand how important your communications services are to you and your family. We continue to invest in our network to maximize the number of customers we convert to fiber-optics. If you are included in one of our 2024 fiber projects, we will be reaching out to let you know that fiber is coming to your location as our builds progress.
Building a fiber-to-the-home network in rural areas is extremely expensive, and takes time to engineer, construct and build. While we can't get to everyone overnight, we are making progress each and every day converting more customers to fiber. We are by no means complete and there is a lot of work left to be done. We are also working with several of Vermont's Communications Union Districts (CUD's) to help bring fiber to more of Vermont's unserved and underserved communities.
Our employees and contractors have been doing an amazing job engineering, constructing, and converting customers on a daily basis. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue to evolve our network. All of us at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom are committed to providing exceptional service and the latest technology to our customers. Thank you for being a customer of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom.
President and CEO
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom
Important Notice to Customers Enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) will be ending. Without additional funding from Congress, the allotted $14.2 billion to fund the ACP is projected to run out in April 2024. As a result, the FCC has begun taking steps to wind down the ACP, which means:
What is the future of ACP: Congressional lawmakers have jointly proposed new funding that could keep the ACP credit in place for the nearly 23 million households receiving the benefit. If the proposed funding is approved, the ACP credit will continue. For additional information regarding the ACP, please go to: www.fcc.gov/acp.
Apply for other assistance programs: If you do not already participate in Lifeline, we encourage you to apply. The Lifeline Program is another federal program that makes phone and internet service more affordable. If you qualify for Lifeline, you can get a monthly benefit of up to $15.70 (state and federal benefit combined) off the cost of phone, internet, or bundled services. For more information, visit: getinternet.gov.
We realize the importance of ensuring that all households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. We will continue to keep you informed on the status of ACP as information becomes available. If you would like additional information, please visit our website at www.wcvt.com/assistance.
Google Chrome Webmail Users May Experience Issues Accessing Zimbra Webmail Folders
This is only impacting a very small subset of Zimbra Webmail users that access webmail via Google Chrome browser. We have determined that the recent Google Chrome update, coupled with outdated or incompatible Chrome extensions, has caused the issue impacting a small number of webmail users using Chrome. If you are experiencing issues with your webmail in Chrome, please ensure all extensions are updated. Once extensions have been updated or disabled, access your webmail account and make sure the issue has been resolved. Another option is to use another web browser like Microsoft Edge or Firefox. Both browsers can be downloaded from the Internet for free. At this time, the email platform is fully operational.
Please don't hesitate to contact Technical Support with any questions.
Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 23rd – Mad River Park!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23rd - rain, shine (probably snow), it's time for the annual Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt. Once again, the event will take place at the Mad River Park located at 236 Airport Road in Waitsfield due to parking constraints at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) where the event has historically been held. The egg hunt will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served under the pavilion starting at 9:30 a.m. The egg hunt is open to children of all ages and is free of charge.
WCVT is very excited to be partnering once again with the Mad River Valley Recreation District and thankful for the use of their fields. A reminder of the important Mad River Park rules for attendees: no dogs, pack-in-pack-out all trash, parking in the parking lot only or in designated areas per parking attendants at events. For more information, please contact Lorraine Keener at 496-3391 or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing everyone at this year's event.
| Specialty Foods Day - Wednesday, February 14th - Mad River Glen
Ski Vermont and Vermont Specialty Foods team up at Mad River Glen on Valentine’s Day to offer up samples of their fine products. Participating specialty food producers include Cabot Cheese, Vermont Maple Syrup, Cold Hollow Cider and others.
For more information, visit: www.madriverglen.com.
Fireworks and Torchlight Parade - Saturday, February 24th - Sugarbush Resort
Make sure to find your favorite spot to view Sugarbush’s spectacular torchlight parade on Spring Fling followed by a fireworks show! Celebrate the end to Presidents Day week with an awesome light show up on the mountain. Remember please leave all pets at home.
For more information, visit: www.sugarbush.com.
Trivia Night - Sundays Through March - James Moore Tavern/Bolton Valley Resort
Join Joe "The Commish" Direnzo for weekly Trivia Nights at Bolton Valley Resort. Face off against skiers, locals, and brainiacs of all types every Sunday through the end of March this winter at Bolton Valley Resort.
For more information, visit: www.boltonvalley.com.
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