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On Monday, September 18, Vantage Point Solutions filed comments with the FCC on the upcoming CAF II auction rules. This auction will be one of the most complex auctions in the history of humankind, and shaping the rules of the process is critical to ensuring reasonable, well-developed, and effective procedures. To that end, there are...Read More >

Originally written July 13, 2015 Re: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 Broadband is a vital part of our modern economy, education, and everyday life. The FCC is to be commended for their efforts to achieve additional fiber deployment across rural America. At Vantage Point we’ve helped hundreds of rural telecommunications providers in more...Read More >

At the FCC’s Open Meeting held on April 20, 2017, the Commission granted the Petition for Reconsideration filed by NTCA of the Commission’s Rate‐of‐Return Reform Order with respect to the average per location, per project construction limitation on universal service support. Background: In the Rate‐of‐Return Reform Order, the Commission adopted a Capital Investment Allowance (CIA)...Read More >

Vantage Point Solutions has analyzed USAC’s newly released budget control mechanisms (BCMs) taking effect on July 1, 2017. There are a number of key takeaways evident from the data: System wide impacts are modest Per line impacts are substantial Demand for HCLS and BLS-Voice are flat Budget shortfall (and budget controls) are driven by CBOL...Read More >

In today’s May 18, 2017 Open Meeting, the FCC voted to freeze the current rate floor at $18 and potentially later this year eliminate the local service rate floor rule and accompanying reporting obligations. Since 2012, the FCC began the phase in of a national rate floor for carriers receiving high cost support. RLECs were...Read More >

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Publications, Press and Presentations

Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Ginny Gardea, who will join the Vantage Point team as Director of Customer Relations. Gardea will work remotely from Canby, Oregon, assisting telecom and broadband companies in the Western region of the United States. “I was drawn to Vantage Point by the company’s industry leadership...Read More >

Vantage Point Solutions was recently named a Top 100 Fiber-to-the-Home Company by Broadband Communities Magazine. The list recognizes those companies and organizations that advance the cause of fiber-based broadband. In particular, VPS was recognized among companies focused on Network Planning, Systems Integration, Design, Engineering, Construction, and Installation. Larry Thompson, Vantage Point CEO, is quoted in...Read More >

Larry Thompson, CEO of Vantage Point Solutions, was recently appointed to serve on the Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). Thompson was named to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee in April 2017. Since the committee’s inception, several working groups have been established to focus on developing solutions to specific...Read More >

Vantage Point Solutions, a leading broadband and telecommunications engineering and consulting company based in Mitchell, S.D., was approved last week for a $1.35 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan by the Board of Economic Development. The approved funding will help finance construction expenses of the company’s 25,000 square-foot expansion to their existing...Read More >

Originally filed January 5, 2016 Re: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 On July 13, 2015 Vantage Point Solutions filed an FCC ex parte letter examining the accuracy of the Alternative Connect America Model (A-CAM). The Vantage Point analysis compared results of the A-CAM “cost to serve” module to actual engineering data from 144 wire-center-wide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)...Read More >

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