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Published September 2017 Not all broadband services are created equal. The usefulness of a broadband service is determined by how well online applications work or whether they work at all. The quality of the broadband connection can be measured by certain “standards” which include speed, latency, monthly capacity, reliability and scalability. When a broadband service does not...Read More >

The Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has just released the final list of CAF II eligible areas, as well as the reserve price for each block group for the upcoming CAF II Auction. VPSs initial analysis indicates a nationwide decrease in the CAF II reserve price of $323 million or 34%. In total 42 states saw...Read More >

On Monday, September 18, Vantage Point Solutions filed comments with the FCC on the upcoming CAF II auction rules. This auction will be one of the most complex auctions in the history of humankind, and shaping the rules of the process is critical to ensuring reasonable, well-developed, and effective procedures. To that end, there are...Read More >

Originally written July 13, 2015 Re: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 Broadband is a vital part of our modern economy, education, and everyday life. The FCC is to be commended for their efforts to achieve additional fiber deployment across rural America. At Vantage Point we’ve helped hundreds of rural telecommunications providers in more...Read More >

At the FCC’s Open Meeting held on April 20, 2017, the Commission granted the Petition for Reconsideration filed by NTCA of the Commission’s Rate‐of‐Return Reform Order with respect to the average per location, per project construction limitation on universal service support. Background: In the Rate‐of‐Return Reform Order, the Commission adopted a Capital Investment Allowance (CIA)...Read More >

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Published September 2017 Not all broadband services are created equal. The usefulness of a broadband service is determined by how well online applications work or whether they work at all. The quality of the broadband connection can be measured by certain “standards” which include speed, latency, monthly capacity, reliability and scalability. When a broadband service does not...Read More >

With success in NY Grant program, Vantage Point exceeds $1.4 billion in broadband financing secured for clients. $1.4 billion, with a B. That’s the milestone recently crossed by Vantage Point Solutions measuring the loan and grant financing they have secured for clients. In the New NY Broadband Grant Program’s Phase 3 grants, announced January 31,...Read More >

Vantage Point Solutions recently filed comments in response to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on several contemplated changes to its rules governing Priority Access Licenses (PALs) that are to be issued in 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). Comments summary: Among the many proposed changes for which comment is being sought, the...Read More >

Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Ginny Gardea, who will join the Vantage Point team as Director of Customer Relations. Gardea will work remotely from Canby, Oregon, assisting telecom and broadband companies in the Western region of the United States. “I was drawn to Vantage Point by the company’s industry leadership...Read More >

Vantage Point Solutions and NTCA jointly filed an Ex Parte challenging a WISPA filing seeking to relax the reporting requirements when proving 100% overlap. The Ex Parte argues against this, suggesting that the filing requirements be similar to what the FCC used for the lower 700 MHz benchmark filings. Read the full Ex Parte here....Read More >

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