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RDOF Update 2-7-20: FCC Releases RDOF Order

February 7, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020: FCC Releases RDOF Order The FCC has just released the Report and Order previously approved at the January 30 open meeting; the full document is linked here. The Vantage Point Consulting and Engineering teams are actively reviewing this Order for any significant changes, surprises, or declarations. If you wish to receive a…

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RDOF Update 2-5-20: What’s Happening Now?

February 5, 2020

RDOF: What’s Happening Now? Vantage Point has fielded several inquiries about the status of RDOF since the FCC’s January 30 meeting. Here we are providing an update about what is happening now, what to expect next, and what steps you can be taking at this time. What’s happening now Last week the FCC voted to…

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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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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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FCC Removes $300 Million worth of Census Block Groups from CAF II Auction

December 19, 2017

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…

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Vantage Point Files CAF II Comments with the FCC

September 19, 2017

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…

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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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VPS Combined A-CAM ex parte letter 7-13-15 – REDACTED

July 20, 2017

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…

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VPS Refreshed Analysis on Model Accuracy

Originally filed January 5, 2016 Re: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 On July 13, 2015 Vantage Point Solutions filed an FCC ex parte letter examining the accuracy of the Alternative Connect America Model (A-CAM). The Vantage Point analysis compared results of the A-CAM “cost to serve” module to actual engineering data from 144 wire-center-wide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)…

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CIA – FCC Amendment

July 10, 2017

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)…

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