As the vibrant colors of autumn slowly give way to the crisp, cool days of November, I find myself reflecting on the beauty of Vermont's transition from one season to the next. This time of year, affectionately known as "Stick Season," brings its own unique charm, as the foliage retreats and we prepare for the blanket of winter snow that will soon cover our picturesque landscapes.
Stick Season, with its bare trees and clear, crisp air, serves as a reminder of the changes that occur in our surroundings, just as our telecom services continue to evolve and improve. We are making strides to ensure that you enjoy the very best in connectivity, even during the coldest Vermont winters.
Thank you for choosing Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom as your trusted telecommunications provider. Together, we'll embrace the changing seasons and the exciting progress that lies ahead.
President and CEO
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom
Stay Connected with the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.
Here are the ways your household can qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP):
Come Join Our Team - We Are Hiring!
When you become part of the Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom family, you're joining a one-hundred-year old organization that values its employees and recognizes the important contribution each one makes to our company's success. Our progressive benefits and compensation package reflects the appreciation we have for our employees and rewards them for their commitment and dedication to our company.
Managing a family-friendly atmosphere in a fast-paced industry can present challenges, but we keep a careful eye on workplace satisfaction and quality, as we do on product and customer service quality. We are looking for people who share our passion for excellence and are willing to grow with us in the future. We are an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer).
Current Job Openings: click here.
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom has approximately 70 employees serving our more than 16,000 customers in Vermont. WCVT offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.
Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Sugarbush Resort
We've got another great prize from a local business to raffle off. This month, we're raffling off a $50.00 gift certificate to Sugarbush Resort. The snow guns are blasting and opening day is projected for Saturday, November 18th!
To be entered into the raffle, simply click the link below and leave your name and contact information. The drawing will take place on November 15th.
Click here to enter for your chance to win!
Beware of Phishing Scams: Protecting Your Account
In recent times, cybercriminals have become more sophisticated in their attempts to deceive unsuspecting victims. One common tactic these malicious actors employ is phishing scams, where they impersonate trusted entities to steal personal information. We'd like to warn our customers about a new phishing attempt that has come to our attention.
Some customers reported receiving an email that claimed to be from the "Gmavt Team." The message asserts that if the user does not confirm their email for the "new privacy security upgrade," their email account will be closed. While this may sound alarming, it is essential to be vigilant.
How to Identify the Phishing Attempt:
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Connecting our Communities - The WCVT Broadband Story
Be sure to check out our latest video, "Connecting our Communities - The WCVT Broadband Story". We once again collaborated with local video production firm Mt. Mansfield Media to produce this updated video.
In this video, we showcase our ongoing commitment to expanding and enhancing our rural fiber broadband network. Delve into the heart of our mission as we bridge the digital divide, ensuring that all residents have access to reliable high-speed internet. "Connecting our Communities" offers an inside look at the people, partnerships, and passion that drive our mission forward.
| Mountainfilm on Tour - Saturday, November 4th - Big Picture Theater & Cafe in Waitsfield
Mountainfilm on Tour is returning to the Mad River Valley on Saturday, November 4th at the Big Picture Theater & Cafe for its annual showing! Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival.
All ticket proceeds benefit The Waitsfield Children's Center to support their mission to provide high-quality, affordable childcare in the Mad River Valley. As a registered non-profit organization, their goal is to serve all families regardless of income. They strive to support the Mad River Valley's working families by keeping tuition affordable while retaining qualified teachers by paying them a fair living wage.
The show kicks off at 7:00 p.m. - come early and enjoy the party! We are a proud sponsor of this event!
For more information, visit: www.mountainfilm.org
Mount Abe Craft Fair - Saturday, November 11th - Bristol
Head to the Mount Abe Craft Fair for some pre-holiday shopping! There will be over 100+ vendors as well as a silent auction, bake sale and lunch.
Proceeds support the school's celebration of the seniors as they approach graduation. Craft Fair takes place on Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Mount Abraham Union High School (220 Airport Drive) in Bristol.
For more information, visit: www.mountabecraftfair.org
The Big Kicker at Mt. Ellen - Saturday, November 18th - Sugarbush Resort
Join Sugarbush at Mt. Ellen for the kick-off the 2023 - 2024 ski and ride season! There will be live music in the Green Mountain Lounge, a bonfire, rail jam at the bottom of Straight Shot, and pizza. Rail Jam on the bottom of Straight Shot, participants under the age of 18 will need parent present for waiver signature.
For more information, visit: www.sugarbush.com
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