State Universal Service Funds

State Universal Service Fund Management

Vantage Point Solutions provides management and administration of State Universal Service Funds, and has for more than a decade (previously as GVNW Consulting). Additionally, Vantage Point also provides carrier audits for State Universal Service Fund Contributors.

Fund Administrator Information

Fund Administrator

Founded in 2002, Vantage Point offers comprehensive engineering and consulting expertise to the broadband and telecommunications industry. Our Start-to-FUTURE solutions include policy and regulatory guidance, support and financial consulting, network engineering and plant implementation, cybersecurity, business strategy, and many other areas of expertise. Following the 2020 merger with GVNW Consulting, we are pleased to continue GVNW’s legacy of State USF Management as well.


State Individuality

Each state which provides Universal Service Support has unique legislative and/or statutory criteria governing how its Support Funds should be managed or administered. Vantage Point’s in-depth understanding of the differing requirements, blended with its management experience in providing a customized, efficient, logical, and detailed methodology, sets Vantage Point apart from other State Fund Administrators. Our experience in working with State Corporation Commission or Public Utility Commission staff has shown the best way to provide excellent administration of State Funds is to work as a team, with each party clearly understanding and delivering its part of the overall solution.


Fund Management

Based on individual state fund needs, Vantage Point manages the various mechanics of administering State Funds. These include:

  • Developing factors and mechanisms for support
  • Determining and processing appropriate monthly distributions to recipients
  • Utilizing its proprietary database to monitor and manage Contributor and Recipient data and information
  • Developing appropriate operation and administrative procedures to meet the individual state requirements
  • Administering High Cost Support Funds, including Lifeline; administering Schools & Libraries Funds; and administering Telemedicine Funds.

Fund Auditor Information

Vantage Point provides carrier auditing services to verify that each contributing company is reporting accurately to the State Support Funds. Such services include onsite and desk audits of contributors, completion of an audit program for each carrier, supporting Commission staff with research and testimony as needed, and the filing of completed audit reports.