VPS Introduces RDOF Concierge Prep Service
October 23, 2019
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction, a $20.4 Billion broadband funding opportunity, will require substantial advance preparation for interested participants.
Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to introduce the RDOF Concierge Prep Service, a package of information and services for broadband providers interested in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction.
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is a $20.4 billion reverse auction opportunity for rural broadband providers. Slated for 2020, the auction provides funds for broadband projects in exchange for winning bidders’ commitment to provide an agreed-upon level of broadband service.
Vantage Point’s RDOF Concierge Prep Service includes services such as maps, benchmarks, and strategic discussions with senior experts from Vantage Point’s Engineering and Consulting teams, as well as discounted access to other services.
“The Concierge service is designed to be tailored to each client – it’s not a one-size-fits-all package,” explains Nathan Weber, VP of Engineering. “We know that no two Co-ops or companies are alike; while there are common steps in RDOF planning, the exact nature will vary from one client to the next. The Concierge service builds in that flexibility.”
With nearly $1.7 billion secured for clients in various broadband funding programs, Vantage Point’s grant and loan services are renowned throughout the industry. That success includes $165 million secured in the 2018 CAF II reverse auction, which the RDOF auction will be modeled after.
“Our clients have had tremendous success with State and Federal broadband grant programs,” says Kristy Szabo, Director of Consulting. “We know what works. We know what it takes to be successful. And advance planning is at the top of that list.”