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  • 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 >
  • Fiber Supply Constraints: Be prepared

    Fiber Supply Constraints: Be Prepared Over the last year, fiber lead times have been increasing as broadband deployments ramp up nationwide. VPS anticipates these lead times increasing even further as many federal and state grant and support programs come to fruition. Additionally, there are more yet-to-be-announced funding programs on the …Read More >

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  • 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: Upcoming & Emerging Funding Opportunities

    Upcoming & Emerging Funding Opportunities Review & Report of Opportunities Ahead. Summary The need to bring broadband to unserved and underserved areas is more important now than ever. The Federal Government along with several states have made a significant commitment, from a funding perspective, to assist with bringing broadband to …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 >
  • Memo: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Update

    Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Update Public Notice released March 4, 2021. Summary The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted an Order on February 25th establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The $3.2 Billion appropriated by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 will lower high-speed Internet costs for …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

    FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Overview of FCC Report and Order. Summary The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted an Order on February 25th establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). The $3.2 Billion appropriated by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 will lower high-speed Internet costs for …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Seeks Outreach Partners for Emergency Broadband Benefit

    FCC Seeks Outreach Partners for Emergency Broadband Benefit Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the FCC is seeking outreach partners to help share information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit – an FCC program developed to provide relief to households that are struggling to pay for Internet service during …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 >