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  • Memo: ReConnect Round 5 Application Deadline Update

    Application window opens March 22, 2024; closes May 21, 2024. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the highly anticipated details for the fifth (5th) round of funding for the ReConnect Program. The ReConnect Program will provide up to $700M in loan and grant funding to assist with …Read More >
  • Memo: USDA Officially Releases Details on the 5th Round of ReConnect

    Application window opens March 22, 2024; closes April 22, 2024. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the highly anticipated details for the fifth (5th) round of funding for the ReConnect Program. The ReConnect Program will provide up to $700M in loan and grant funding to assist with …Read More >
  • BEAD: Compliance & Reporting

    Don't panic, we're here to help. Hear from Vantage Point Senior Analyst, Tammie Herrlein, as she discuss three highlights for BEAD compliance and reporting: Locations, Low Cost Option, and Service Attributes.Read More >
  • BEAD: Workforce Requirements

    BEAD is a "once" opportunity, and it comes with many requirements. Workforce requirements represent an area that may be new waters for ISPs. Vantage Point Analyst, Shelby Pardy, provides a framework on how to tackle this piece of your application.Read More >
  • BEAD: Build America, Buy America (BABA)

    While the Build America, Buy America Act has some new requirements when it comes to material procurement and sourcing, this is not the first time we've navigated these rules. Here, Assistant Director of Engineering, Eric Rajchel, P.E., discusses how Vantage Point is here to help you on the road to …Read More >
  • Memo: STIR/SHAKEN Robocall Mitigation Database & Program Updates

    All providers must comply by February 26, 2024. As you may recall, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order on March 17, 2023 designed to bolster the existing STIR/SHAKEN and Robocall Mitigation Database/Program requirements. Many of the requirements were delayed, pending OMB approval. The FCC released a Public Notice …Read More >
  • BEAD: Cybersecurity & Supply Chain Risk Management

    There are many questions regarding cybersecurity and supply chain risk management requirements for BEAD applications. The plans must be operational before you are awarded the funding. Andy Deinert, Director of Network & Security Services, discusses details.Read More >
  • BEAD: Partnerships

    Kristy Szabo, Director of Consulting for Vantage Point Solutions, discusses ways for you to consider the role partnerships can play in your BEAD application strategy. There is no "one sizes fits all" and it takes time to develop trust. Vantage Point has the right tools to explore strong partnership opportunities.Read More >
  • BEAD: Area Eligibility & Strategy

    BEAD is a great opportunity, but many companies are unsure how to start. Join Nathan Weber, P.E., VP of Engineering, as he discusses steps in identifying eligible areas for your company.Read More >
  • BEAD: State Challenge Process

    Vantage Point's Mikaela Burma, J.D., Manager of Regulatory and Legal, discusses the BEAD State Challenge Process. She highlights how locations play a role in the BEAD awards and the role you can play in promoting the accuracy of those locations.Read More >