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  • Vantage Point Congratulates Russell Elliott for CEO Position

    Vantage Point congratulates Russell Elliott for his new role at Siskiyou Telephone, where he will succeed Jim Lowers as CEO. We are pleased to have assisted Siskiyou with their search for this top executive and proudly share the full announcement below. For more information about Vantage Point’s Executive Placement services, …Read More >
  • VPS Whitepaper: Evaluating the Capabilities of Fixed Wireless Technology to Deliver Gigabit Performance in Rural Markets

    Published February 2021 In the recent auction, RDOF funds were awarded to fixed wireless technologies at the Gig tier. But can fixed wireless technology deliver Gigabit performance in Rural America? Vantage Point CEO Larry Thompson authored a widely-renowned whitepaper examining that exact question. This whitepaper was submitted to the FCC …Read More >
  • Protecting Aerial Fiber

    Protecting Aerial Fiber In the opening days of hunting season, we received several questions about how to protect aerial fiber from shotgun pellets. Eric Rajchel, PE shares three options in the video below. Additional Information For more information on this issue or if you would like VPS guidance, please contact …Read More >

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  • Memo: $65 Billion for Broadband Deployment

    $65 Billion Dollars for Broadband Deployment to Unserved and Underserved Areas On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (”IIJA” or “Infrastructure Bill”) was signed into law. The majority of the $65 Billion appropriated for broadband deployment will be administered through the newly formed Broadband Equity, Access and …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Form 477 Census Data Update

    FCC Form 477 Census Data Update The FCC has announced that upcoming FCC Form 477 reporting will soon be based off 2020 Census Geography Codes. All FCC Form 477 reporting that includes data as of December 31, 2021, (Form due March 1, 2022) will be based off the updated 2020 …Read More >
  • Memo: Upcoming & Emerging Funding Opportunities

    Funding: What is Happening? Review & Report of Recent and Upcoming Funding. Summary Vantage Point Solutions is dedicated to keeping our clients informed of the various funding opportunities on the horizon. We strive to keep up to speed with the unprecedented current and future funding opportunities and are here to …Read More >
  • Memo: Reassigned Numbers Database Reminder

    Reassigned Numbers Database Reminder Due October 15, 2021 for Small Business Providers. Summary The FCC released a Public Notice on February 8, 2021, announcing the compliance date for service providers to report information to the Reassigned Numbers Database.  As of April 15, 2021, and on the 15th each month thereafter, …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Announces Updated Lifeline Minimum Standards

    FCC Announces Updated Lifeline Minimum Standards Recent updates and clarifications regarding Tribal Lifeline have been added. Summary The FCC released a Public Notice on July 30, 2021 announcing the new Lifeline Minimum Standards that will take effective on December 1, 2021.   Fixed Broadband – 25/3 with 1229 GB of …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Announces Census Blocks Eligible for Continued Voice-Only Lifeline Support

    FCC Announces Census Blocks Eligible for Continued Voice-Only Lifeline Support Summary In the 2016 Lifeline Reform Order, the FCC began the transition to phase out the Lifeline support for voice-only services in an attempt to shift the focus of Lifeline benefits toward broadband services. The transition for voice-only supported services …Read More >
  • FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Preparedness Guide

    FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Preparedness Guide Preparing for program launch. Summary The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) will launch enrollment on May 12, 2021. Get ready to educate and enroll subscribers in the time limited program. To participate in the program and receive reimbursement for …Read More >
  • Memo: STIR/SHAKEN – Originating Robocall Mitigation Database Announced

    STIR/SHAKEN – Originating Robocall Mitigation Database Announced Action required for all voice service providers. Summary The FCC released a Public Notice on April 20, 2021, announcing the opening of the Robocall Mitigation Database and providing filing instructions along with confirmation of the Robocall Mitigation Program filing deadline of June 30, …Read More >
  • Memo: Next Step for Transition of 8YY End Office Access Charges

    Next Step for Transition of 8YY End Office Access Charges Cap on Joint Tandem Switched Transport and Transition Database Query Charges. Summary On October 9, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order relating to 8YY Access Charge Reform. The Report and Order announced a transition of …Read More >
  • Memo: Bureau Announces CAF II Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) Filing Window

    Bureau Announces CAF II Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) Filing Window Public Notice released March 16, 2021. Summary On March 16, 2021, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) released the Public Notice, DA 21-319, announcing the opening of the CAF Phase II Auction Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) filing window for …Read More >