Memos, Resources

Memo: FCC Releases BEAD State and Tribal Engagement Guidance for Enhanced A-CAM and Other High-Cost Support Recipients

December 4, 2023

On November 29, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice providing guidance to High-Cost support recipients regarding their obligations to collaborate with states and Tribal governments to avoid duplication with Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program funding. High-Cost support includes Enhanced A-CAM, RDOF, CAF Phase II Auction, Bringing Puerto Rico Together Fund and the Connect USVI funding.

It is expected that High-Cost support recipients will engage directly with their respective state broadband offices by participating in the BEAD Program challenge processes and provide the information as requested by the states in the advancement of the BEAD Program.

Download the full memo for additional information.

VPS Consulting Memo

For more information on High-Cost support obligations, the BEAD Challenge process, or if you would like VPS guidance, please contact these members of the Vantage Point Solutions team:

Kristy Szabo at (605) 995-1786

Jolyn Doering at (605) 995-1773

Dave Lashua at (503) 612-4442

Jeff Smith at (503) 612-4409

Mike Neeley, JD at (605) 995-1777

Mikaela Burma, JD at (605) 995-1742