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VPS Introduces RDOF Concierge Prep Service

October 23, 2019

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction, a $20.4 Billion broadband funding opportunity, will require substantial advance preparation for interested participants. Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to introduce the RDOF Concierge Prep Service, a package of information and services for broadband providers interested in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction. The Rural Digital…

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Memo: Auction 105 & Part 96 Transition – 3.5 GHz

October 8, 2019

FCC Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Auction 105. Comment Date: October 28, 2019 Reply Comment Date: November 12, 2019 On September 26, 2019, the FCC adopted the public notice seeking comment on  proposed competitive bidding procedures for the auction of the Priority Access Licenses (PALs) within the 3550-3650 MHz portion of the…

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Memo: Lower 700 MHz Deadlines Approaching

November 20, 2018

Attention: WY – 700 MHz Lower Band (Blocks A, B, and E) License Holders and WZ – 700 MHz Lower Band (Blocks C and D) License Holders   The End of License Term Construction deadlines for both WY and WZ license holders are coming due in June of 2019. Please note also that leased spectrum may have…

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Vantage Point Solutions Celebrates Office Expansion

July 17, 2018

The 25,000 square foot office addition nearly doubles the size of the company’s headquarters. Vantage Point Solutions announces the completion of their 25,000 square-foot office expansion. A grand opening was held on July 10, featuring South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. “This is the best kind of economic development,” Governor Daugaard commented about the employee growth….

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VPS Whitepaper: Satellite Broadband Remains Inferior to Wireline Broadband

February 17, 2018

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…

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Vantage Point exceeds $1.4 Billion in Loan and Grant Funding for Clients

February 5, 2018

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,…

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Vantage Point files Comments re: 3.5 GHz Band with the FCC

January 2, 2018

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…

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NTCA and VPS Reply to WISPA Ex Parte, WC 10-90

September 7, 2017

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.

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Larry Thompson, Vantage Point CEO, named to FCC Committee

July 10, 2017

On a national committee to expand broadband access, Larry Thompson will represent the little guy. But that’s not to say Mitchell-based Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) is little. With approximately 200 employees and an international footprint, the telecom and broadband consulting engineering firm helped Mitchell become one of the world’s top seven Intelligent Communities in 2015,…

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“WannaCry” Ransomware

On May 12, 2017, a new ransomware program was discovered known as WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor. As of May 16, there are over 374,000 unique addresses infected – and growing every minute. WannaCry attacks by encrypting and holding data for ransom, currently set at 0.1781 bitcoins (approximately $300 USD). According to the FBI Cyber…

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