Geocoding

USF has established requirements for CAF II winners, A-CAM Companies, and Rate-of-Return Carriers to report the geocoded coordinates of new broadband locations.

The first deadline to file geocoded coordinates for required locations was March 1, 2018. Companies failing to timely report geocodes for their newly-available broadband locations may permanently lose the opportunity to count those locations toward their deployment obligations.

It doesn’t matter if a location is a broadband subscriber, only whether or not service could be provided within 10 days if requested. That means your company may have more geocode-required locations within a census block than they have customers.

Vantage Point has collected thousands of geocode data points, and we have the experience to help you meet your reporting requirements.

 

Requirements:

CAF II Auction WinnersLOCATION DISPUTES:
One year from Auction Closing Public Notice (August 28, 2018) to identify and file evidence of any service gaps - including the geocode data of all identified locations.

BUILDOUT OBLIGATIONS:
Must file geocode data for CAF II-funded locations in order to satisfy build-out obligations.
Model CompaniesLocations deployed in 2016 and earlier must be filed by March 1, 2019.

Must file locations deployed in 2018 by March 1, 2019.

Must have filed locations deployed in 2017 by March 1, 2018.
Rate-of-Return CompaniesMust file locations deployed in 2018 by March 1, 2019.

Must have filed locations deployed in 2017, and locations deployed between May 25, 2016 and December 31, 2016, by March 1, 2018.

 

Vantage Point has a cost-effective solution for both A-CAM and rate-of-return companies to collect the geocode information required by USAC. Our deliverable is highly accurate and works seamlessly with the HUBB portal, most billing software, even Google Earth – and has additional marketing advantages.

To learn more about fulfilling your Geocode requirements, contact Vantage Point today or get started in the form below.