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  • Vantage Point Adds Environmental and Cultural Resource Services

    In-house team further streamlines construction permitting and compliance processes for construction projects. Proceeding to construction just got easier: Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of in-house Environmental and Cultural Resource services, further streamlining construction project management in the face of increasing permitting requirements. “Construction projects across the …Read More >
  • 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 >

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  • Memo: Extended Relief for Performance Testing Granted

    Extended Relief for Performance Testing Granted On January 3, 2022, the FCC released an Order granting extended relief to carriers subject to the FCC’s performance testing requirements.  The relief applies to all carriers, both those in testing and pre-testing environments, and allows for them to test to 70% of their …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Provides Guidance Regarding Transition to the Affordable Connectivity Program

    FCC Provides Guidance Regarding Transition to the Affordable Connectivity Program On December 8, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued Order DA 21-1524 regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) transition to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The Order waived some provisions in sections of the Consolidated Appropriations Act rules regarding …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Transitioning EBB Program to Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

    FCC Transitioning EBB Program to Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) The Infrastructure and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Act), signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021, established the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP’s funding of $14.2 Billion will modify and extend the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) effective December 31, 2021. …Read More >
  • 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 >