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Memo: CBRS is now Commercially Available

January 28, 2020

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is now Commercially Available On January 27, 2020, the FCC released its Public Notice, DA 20-110, in which the FCC has announced the completion of initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) phase and the approval of the Spectrum Access System (SAS) services of CommScope, Federated Wireless, Google, and Sony for Commercial Operations….

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Memo: FCC Adds RDOF to January Agenda

January 15, 2020

FCC Adds Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to January Agenda On January 8th, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a News Release announcing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which would provide $20.4 billion in high-cost universal service support over 10 years, has been added to the January 30th Open Commission meeting. The Report…

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Memo: Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP)

December 20, 2019

Bureau Establishes an Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) On November 12, 2019, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) released an order creating a voluntary process to review the defined deployment obligations (locations and associated support) on a state-by-state basis when the total number of actual locations in the eligible areas is less than the number of…

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Memo: Lifeline Program

December 18, 2019

Lifeline New Low-Income Program Rules The Lifeline program was originally established in 1985 to ensure that low -income consumers had access to affordable, landline telephone service. Today, the Lifeline program provides qualifying low-income consumers discounts on voice or broadband Internet access service, as well as in a bundled service. Currently, qualifying low-income consumers receive a…

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Memo: Disaster Recovery Planning

December 17, 2019

Disaster Recovery Planning From blizzards and flooding to wildfires and hurricanes, 2019 has been a year of weather extremes across the United States. Each season brings new challenges and new opportunities. One challenge we hope you have not had to deal with is the occurrence of a natural disaster in your area. We want to…

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Memo: Restoring Internet Freedom

Court Upholds Majority of Restoring Internet Freedom Order On October 1, 2019, in the case of Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals (“the Court”) confirmed a majority of the FCC rule changes included in the 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (“RIF Order”) which overturned the prior FCC’s 2015…

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Memo: ReConnect Round 2

USDA Releases Details on the 2nd Round of ReConnect. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the highly anticipated details for the second round of funding for the ReConnect Program. The ReConnect Program will provide up to $512M in loan and grant funding to assist with building broadband infrastructure in rural areas of…

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Memo: FCC Proposes Changes to Performance Testing Requirements

October 9, 2019

Order on Reconsideration to be considered at October 25th Open Commission Meeting. On October 4, 2019 the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued an Order on Reconsideration regarding Measuring CAF Recipients’ Broadband Performance (the requirement commonly referred to as “CAF Performance Testing” or “Performance Testing”) that clarifies and modifies certain portions and parameters of the Performance…

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Introducing BETTI Box: Network Performance Testing Solution

October 2, 2018

Vantage Point Solutions Introduces BETTI Box for Network Performance Testing. Field-tested solution is custom built to satisfy new FCC Network Performance Testing and reporting requirements. Vantage Point Solutions announces the launch of BETTI Box, a combination product-service that collects network performance testing data required by the FCC. The BETTI Box, which stands for Broadband Evaluation,…

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Network Performance Testing: Your Questions, Answered

September 12, 2018

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has established a uniform framework for testing the speed and latency performance (Network Performance Testing) for recipients of Connect America Fund (CAF) support who serve fixed locations. Failure to comply with the established Network testing rules and the required service performance obligations will result in a reduction in support….

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