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  • Vantage Point Solutions Helps Secure $50 Million for Indiana Broadband Providers

    Grants from Next Level Connect Program will help serve more than 10,000 locations. Vantage Point Solutions’ Broadband Funding team has done it again, helping secure nearly $50 million in grants for rural broadband providers in Indiana. The recently announced awards for Round 3 of the Indiana Next Level Connections Grants …Read More >
  • Congratulations to Dennis Smith, CPA!

    Another Certified Public Accountant on staff at Vantage Point Solutions. MITCHELL, SD (April 19, 2022) – Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to congratulate Dennis Smith, of our Consulting team, on successfully passing all four portions of the CPA exam. Dennis is a key member of Vantage Point’s State Universal Service Fund …Read More >
  • Ginny Gardea Elected to Vice Chair of NTCA Associate Member Advisory Committee

    “It’s an honor to serve this industry,” Gardea says. Vantage Point is proud to share that Ginny Gardea, Director of Customer Relations, has been elected as Vice Chair of the NTCA Associate member Advisory Committee. “I am so pleased to be entrusted with this responsibility,” Gardea says. “It’s an honor …Read More >

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  • Memo: BDC Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Reminder

    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 …Read More >
  • Memo: BDC Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Available

    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 …Read More >
  • Special Notice: Transition from DUNS to UEI

    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 …Read More >
  • Memo: Supply Chain Data Collection (SCDC) Annual Report Due

    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 …Read More >
  • Memo: Broadband Data Collection

    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 …Read More >
  • 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 …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Auction 108

    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 …Read More >
  • Memo: Update on Digital Opportunity Data Collection

    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 …Read More >
  • Memo: ACP Dates of Effect Announced

    Some rules are effective March 16, 2022; others delayed until April 15. The ACP order identified core components and defined basic regulatory requirements. It allows for easy provider participation and a wide variety of ways consumers can qualify for the program which has attributed to the program’s early popularity. The …Read More >
  • 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 >