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  • Vantage Point Recognized as Mitchell Technical College Platinum Employer

    Mitchell Tech recognizes Platinum Employers MITCHELL (September 6, 2023) – Every fall, Mitchell Technical College announces its Platinum Employer list, recognizing those employers who have hired the greatest numbers of new graduates into their first-destination careers from the college’s three most recent graduating classes. This year’s Platinum Employer list, on …Read More >
  • Keystone Communications Announces Mitchell Kuhn as new General Manager

    Vantage Point’s Executive Placement team is pleased to share the successful conclusion of the recent search completed for Keystone Communications. Learn more about Vantage Point’s executive services here. KEYSTONE, IA, August 15, 2023 Keystone Communication’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has named Mitch Kuhn as its new …Read More >
  • Fiber Utility Network Announces Vantage Point Solutions as Engineering Firm of Record

    National broadband engineering and consulting services provider to accelerate deployment of high-speed backbone across 64 counties in Alabama MONTGOMERY (July 31, 2023) — Fiber Utility Network, Inc. (FUN)— a coalition of eight electric co-ops and their subsidiaries and key partners dedicated to expediting a world-class, middle-mile broadband backbone across Alabama …Read More >

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  • Memo: Enhanced A-CAM Funding Illustrative Results Available

    On July 24, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Enhanced A-CAM Order giving legacy high-cost support recipients and current A-CAM I & II recipients the ability to accept the 15-year Enhanced A-CAM offer to provide 100/20 Mbps broadband service to unserved and underserved locations. Carriers must elect whether …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Announces BDC Filing Deadline Extended to September 15, 2023

    The FCC released a Public Notice on July 25, 2023 announcing that the BDC Filing Deadline with data as of June 30, 2023 has been extended from September 1, 2023 to September 15, 2023. The extension is a result of a CostQuest June 30, 2023 Fabric processing error where certain …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Announces Updated Lifeline Minimum Standards

    The FCC released a Public Notice on July 21, 2023 announcing the new Lifeline Minimum Standards that will take effect on December 1, 2024. Fixed Broadband – 25M/3M with 1280 GB of usage per month (speed remained unchanged, data usage increased) Exception Reminder – If 25M/3M is unavailable at the …Read More >
  • Memo: Enhanced A-CAM Program Adopted

    Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Report and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry (Order) extending the Alternative Connect America Model (A-CAM) program support for fifteen (15) years in exchange for the provision of broadband service to 100% of the eligible locations at speeds of …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Pauses Voice Lifeline Phase-out and Mobile Broadband Data Capacity Increase… Again

    The FCC released an Order on July 7, 2023, hitting the pause button on, (1) the support phase-out of Lifeline voice services, and (2) the data capacity increase for mobile broadband, for an additional year. As a result of the pause, the basic lifeline benefit will remain at $5.25 for …Read More >
  • Memo: Broadband Data Collection Fabric Available

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the June 2023 version of the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Fabric is available. Service providers are encouraged to access their BDC Fabric (Fabric) data and to begin their BDC Filing early. Bulk Fabric Challenges submitted on or after June 30, 2023, must be …Read More >
  • Memo: BEAD Funding Allocations Announced

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the state funding allocations for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program yesterday. Additional information is available in the Press Release. The funding is being distributed based on BEAD requirements and the number of unserved and underserved locations as determined by …Read More >
  • Memo: Potential USF Funding Reductions Due to Unsubsidized Competitors

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to eliminate Universal Service Fund (USF) high-cost support to Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) in areas where an unsubsidized competitor is currently providing service. This applies to programs such as A-CAM, CAF-BLS, and The Alaska Plan-Phase 1. The current definition of unsubsidized competitor is “a …Read More >
  • Memo: RDOF Performance Testing Dates Announced

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) performance testing start date is January 1, 2025. Additional information is available in the Public Notice. The FCC adopted a uniform framework of performance measures requirements in the Performance Measures Orders, back in December 2020. This requires recipients …Read More >
  • Memo: STIR/SHAKEN & Robocall Mitigation Order

    The FCC released a 7th Report & Order on May 19, 2023 in an effort to continue combatting illegal and unwanted robocalls. The FCC begins this phase of the effort by extending to other voice service providers several requirements currently in place for Gateway providers. Download the full memo for …Read More >