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  September 2022  
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Foundation for Rural Service Congressional Broadband Tour Visits Vermont

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom recently had the opportunity to help host the Foundation For Rural Service (FRS) Congressional Broadband Tour. Each year, FRS hosts a trip for Congressional staff members to get out in the field to see first-hand how broadband is delivered in rural communities and how these services impact the local economy. This is the first time this trip has come to Vermont and it was a great opportunity for us to be part of the conversation and highlight both the importance and the challenges associated with building broadband in Vermont.

The group enjoyed a packed schedule of presentations as well as the opportunity to visit with local businesses. Over the course of three days, the group visited: A Johnson, American Flatbread, the American Legion, Basin Harbor, Bolton Smilie School, Bolton Valley, Dakin Farm, Mad River Glen, and Sugarbush. We also lined up some great speakers and panels talking about the challenges and opportunities of building Rural Broadband in Vermont.

After the trip, the Congressional Staffers certainly had a better understanding of the challenges and costs associated with building rural broadband as well as an appreciation for critical role rural broadband plays in building a thriving community.

Come Join Our Team

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:
  • Internet Support Associate
  • Customer Service and Internet Support Associate
For more information, 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.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Employer Matching Contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 16 hours of Paid Community Service
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health and Wellness Programs

Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Hinesburgh Public House in Hinesburg

Hinesburgh Public HouseWe have another great prize from a local business to raffle off this month. Enter for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate to Hinesburgh Public House.

Hinesburgh Public House is a community supporting restaurant located in the village of Hinesburg that offers classically inspired, responsibly sourced new American cuisine in a fun, family friendly atmosphere.

To be entered into the raffle, simply click the link below and leave your name and contact information. The drawing will take place September 15th.

Click Here To Enter For Your Chance To Win

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):
  • Based on your household income
  • If you or your child or dependent participate in certain government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs
  • If you or your child or dependent already receives a Lifeline benefit
For more information and to apply, visit

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Watch Pranksters Work to Shut Down Scam Call Centers

Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer turned YouTuber who's best known for funny gadget videos. But here, Rober and his team use gadgets — including smoke bombs and cockroach-release boxes — to go after four call centers in India that scam older people out of their life savings. Watch for a behind-the-scenes look at how these terrible scams work.
Bristol Harvest Festival

Come See Us at the Bristol Harvest Festival

Come see us at the Bristol Harvest Festival which will take place on the Bristol Town Green on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is an event that we attend annually and it's a great opportunity to meet our customers face-to-face and help answer any questions. A free day of family fun with music, children's activities, food, crafters, vendors and more!

For more information, visit We hope to see you there!
Community Events
Farm Night at Earthkeep Farmcommon | Thursdays | Charlotte

Looking for something fun to do on Thursday nights? Check out Farm Night at Earthkeep Farmcommon (formerly known as Nordic Farm) in Charlotte. Every Thursday through October 13, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring food trucks and local vendors.

For more information, visit

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.

Fridays | 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Volunteers Green in Richmond | Website

Saturdays | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mad River Green in Waitsfield | Website
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