Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

Waitsfield, Vt.

Area Served: 669 square miles;

Population: 28,858

Technical Highlights: Speeds of up to 1 Gbps on core fiber network; currently upgrading remote switching sites to be able to offer both fiber and VDSL2 to support speeds of up to 100 Mbps on existing copper.

Public Safety

After Hurricane Irene hit Vermont in September 2012, the State of Vermont relocated 100 employees to a vacant space in fully-connected Mad River Valley Business Park. When the state employees returned to their home offices, WCVT and local offices attracted 130 employees of a 1,200 member dairy cooperative to the site; those workers, in turn, support the local economy of shops, restaurants, and other community institutions.