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  • Mike Loecker, Anna Callicoat join Vantage Point Solutions

    Vantage Point continues to grow with focus on customer relationships and long-term strategic success. Vantage Point Solutions is proud to announce that Mike Loecker and Anna Callicoat have joined the Customer Relations team. Loecker, an industry veteran with nearly thirty years of industry expertise, will serve clients in the Western …Read More >
  • Vantage Point Adds Pole Integrity Testing to Suite of Aerial Plant Services

    “We’re not a company that leaves stones unturned.” What is the remaining strength percentage of the pole? Answering that question just got easier, as Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to share that Pole Integrity Testing has been added to their lineup of Aerial Plant services. “We’re committed to providing start-to-future …Read More >
  • 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 >

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  • Memo: PSHSB Counsels EAS Participants to Take Immediate Actions to Safeguard Devices

    Memo: PSHSB Counsels EAS Participants to Take Immediate Actions to Safeguard Devices

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an advisory on August 1, 2022, concerning a potential vulnerability in certain Emergency Alert System (EAS) encoder/decoder devices that have not been updated to most recent software versions. It is FEMA’s observation that unauthorized actors could issue false alerts over Internet-accessible EAS infrastructure, …Read More >
  • Memo: USDA Officially Releases Details on the 4th Round of ReConnect

    Memo: USDA Officially Releases Details on the 4th Round of ReConnect

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the highly anticipated details for the fourth (4th) round of funding for the ReConnect Program. The ReConnect Program will provide up to $1.15B in loan and grant funding to assist with building broadband infrastructure in areas of America lacking sufficient access …Read More >
  • Memo: FCC Pauses Voice Lifeline Phase-out and Mobile Broadband Data Capacity Increase Again

    Memo: FCC Pauses Voice Lifeline Phase-out and Mobile Broadband Data Capacity Increase Again

    The FCC released an Order on July 1, 2022, 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. Therefore, the basic lifeline benefit will remain at $5.25 for eligible voice-only service and the …Read More >
  • Memo: BDC Declaratory Ruling and Limited Waiver Released

    Memo: BDC Declaratory Ruling and Limited Waiver Released

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling and Limited Waiver regarding the requirement for a Certified Professional Engineer to certify Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Maps in DA 22-733. In January 2021, the FCC released the Third Report and Order providing that in addition to the corporate officer certification, …Read More >
  • Memo: BDC Production Fabric Available

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the BDC Production Fabric (Fabric) is available in DA 22-668. Service providers are encouraged to access their fabric and start the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) filing early. Accessing the Fabric will be different depending on your activity with the preliminary Fabric data. Download the …Read More >
  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Compliance Checklist

    Affordable Connectivity Program Rules are in Effect. The ACP has significant service provider and subscriber requirements. To participate, service providers must have an accepted USAC election and subscribers must have an approved application. Approved ACP providers and subscribers must follow all program rules. Download the checklist for reminders regarding ACP …Read More >
  • 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 or 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 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 >