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Memo: BDC Production Fabric Available

June 27, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the BDC Production Fabric (Fabric) is available in DA 22-668. Service providers are encouraged to access their fabric and start the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) filing early. Accessing the Fabric will be different depending on your activity with the preliminary Fabric data. Download the full memo for additional information….

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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Compliance Checklist

June 20, 2022

Affordable Connectivity Program Rules are in Effect. The ACP has significant service provider and subscriber requirements. To participate, service providers must have an accepted USAC election and subscribers must have an approved application. Approved ACP providers and subscribers must follow all program rules. Download the checklist for reminders regarding ACP Service Provider Compliance Activities and…

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Memo: BDC Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Reminder

May 11, 2022

As a follow up to the VPS April 20, 2022 Memo, the FCC has the initial production version of the Serviceable Location Fabric available and each FCC Form 477 Certifying Officer (as identified on the June 30, 2021 477 filing) should have received an email from nbfsupport@costquest.com or support@costquest.zendesk.com with instructions on how to register…

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Memo: BDC Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Available

April 20, 2022

Public Notice released April 14, 2022. Vantage Point released a Memo on March 15, 2022, providing information on the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Data Collection (BDC) that will be due semi-annually September 1 and March 1. All facilities-based providers of fixed and mobile broadband internet access service must submit their first BDC filing…

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Special Notice: Transition from DUNS to UEI

April 13, 2022

Effective April 4, 2022 the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is no longer being used to identify entities registered in the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM). Instead, entities will be assigned a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) that is generated directly in SAM.gov. All Federal Communications Commission (FCC) programs that…

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Memo: Supply Chain Data Collection (SCDC) Annual Report Due

April 7, 2022

All broadband providers must file by May 5, 2022. The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 established the requirement for providers of Advanced Communications Services to report and certify annually information regarding purchasing, renting or leasing any equipment from the FCC’s covered list of equipment or services that are deemed to pose a…

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Memo: Broadband Data Collection

April 6, 2022

Data Specifications for Biannual Submission. On March 4, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a guide for the Data Specifications for the Biannual Submission of Subscription, Availability, and Supporting Data for the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Filing. All facilities-based providers of fixed and mobile broadband internet access service must submit a biannual Broadband Data…

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ACP: Special Notice on USAC Mandatory Update

Note from Tammie Herrlein, Vantage Point’s ACP Leader: There is a new field being required for service providers in NLAD. For all historical clients, service providers will be required to manually update each subscriber by using the batch template or by editing each subscriber individually. Download the notice for additional detail.   For more information…

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Memo: FCC Auction 108

March 23, 2022

Unassigned 2.5GHz Spectrum On March 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an updated Public Notice, FCC 22-24, in which the FCC announced the procedures, deadlines, minimum opening bid amounts and the adopted inventory for the upcoming unassigned 2.5GHz spectrum auction, Auction 108, which is scheduled to begin on July 29, 2022. Important Dates…

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Memo: Update on Digital Opportunity Data Collection

March 4, 2022

Including date for inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing. On February 22, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing the inaugural Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Filing dates for the long-awaited Digital Opportunity Data Collection that the FCC will use to establish a nationwide broadband map. All fixed and mobile broadband providers of…

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