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  • Darren Dierbeck Announces Retirement

    With gratitude for an extraordinary career, we share the news that Darren Dierbeck, Sr. VP of Customer Relations, has announced his retirement at the end of the summer. One of Vantage Point’s six original co-founders, Darren has been instrumental in Vantage Point’s business development and growth to nearly 550 employees …Read More >
  • Vantage Point Solutions Acquires BKI Engineering

    Premier fiber engineering and consulting firm adds power services to comprehensive suite of solutions. Vantage Point Solutions has acquired BKI Engineering Services, including wholly-owned subsidiary Utility Resource Collaborative. The move adds power engineering and wildfire mitigation planning expertise to the existing broadband engineering and consulting services already supporting power utilities …Read More >
  • FCC Revives Net Neutrality Rules

    BIAS Once Again Subject to Title II Summary On April 25, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered a proposed Declaratory Ruling, Order, Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration (Net Neutrality Order) and voted to reclassify Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) as a “telecommunications service” – placing it back …Read More >

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  • Digital Discrimination: Moving Forward in the New Frontier.

    Digital Discrimination Rules Have Been Implemented. The FCC’s Digital Discrimination rules were implemented on March 22nd. Learn more about these rules here. While legislative disputes are expected, Vantage Point is available to help you navigate these new rules, understand how they apply to you, and guide you on what steps …Read More >
  • Moving Forward After ACP.

    Vantage Point Advises Caution.  ACP has Ended.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that April 2024 marks the final month eligible subscribers will receive their full benefit under ACP. View the announcement here. In light of this development, many broadband providers are eager to bridge the gap with potential …Read More >
  • Memo: ACP Final Month Announced

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced April 2024 is the last month eligible subscribers in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) will receive their full benefit. Service providers have until March 19, 2024, to send this notification to subscribers in a manner consistent with any consumer-expressed preferences. Service providers are also …Read More >
  • Memo: Data Breach Requirements Effective March 13, 2024

    New notification rules awaiting OMB approval. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Report and Order in WC Docket No. 22-21 has been published in the Federal Register. With this, new data breach requirements take effect March 13, 2024. The new notification requirement, however, has a delayed effective date until approval by …Read More >
  • 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 >