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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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Mikaela Burma, JD, joins Vantage Point as Manager of Legal & Regulatory

March 27, 2019

Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Mikaela Burma, JD, who has joined the Vantage Point team as Manager of Legal and Regulatory. Burma assumed her duties March 18, assisting VPS telecom and broadband clients with regulatory and legal matters. “Mikaela has great legal skills in contract drafting and review, negotiations, great…

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Consulting, Memos

Memo: Overview of Circulated FCC Order

November 27, 2018

Connect America Fund – Report and Order, FNPRM and Order on Reconsideration – WC Docket 10-90 The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) has released for circulation a draft Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order on Reconsideration on the Connect America Fund (“FCC November 2018 Draft Order and NPRM”) in response to the…

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Memos, Uncategorized

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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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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Resources

Network Performance Testing: What it Means for You

September 13, 2018

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has established a uniform framework for Network Performance Testing, which tests speed and latency performance for recipients of high-cost universal service support who serve fixed locations. Here is what it means for you: 1. You’re almost certainly required to comply. If your network receives high-cost support, you are probably…

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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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Consulting, Memos, Resources

FCC Adopts Broadband Network Testing Requirements

July 12, 2018

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has established a uniform framework for testing the speed and latency performance for recipients of high-cost universal service support who serve fixed locations. Testing results will be submitted as a part of carriers’ annual compliance certifications. Failure to comply with the established Network testing rules and the required service…

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Consulting, Resources

FCC Eliminates Certain Form 481 Filing Requirements

July 26, 2017

On July 7, the FCC released a Report and Order eliminating several reporting requirements of the annual FCC Form 481 that it deems to be either duplicative of other reporting requirements or are simply no longer necessary. The requirements eliminated were: Network Outage Reporting – Detailed information about any outages affecting voice service for at…

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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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