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Spotlight: Roanoke Connect and Community Wi-Fi

May 1, 2020

“We had to find a way to provide access immediately. Roanoke Connect made it happen.” -Curtis Wynn ROANOKE CONNECT & ROANOKE ELECTRIC CO-OP When COVID-19 and social distancing came to North Carolina, Roanoke Electric Co-op knew they needed to find new ways to serve their member-owners. Providing power and broadband is an essential service, and…

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Warren Vande Stadt Announces Retirement

February 3, 2020

Thank you for 17+ inspiring years, Warren! Warren Vande Stadt has announced his intention to retire on February 14, 2020. Warren has worked in the wireless industry for more than 40 years, with the last 17+ years at Vantage Point Solutions. During his time in the industry, Warren has seen tremendous change from vacuum tube…

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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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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: 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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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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