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Digital Discrimination: Moving Forward in the New Frontier.

April 10, 2024

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 your ISP should be taking…

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Moving Forward After ACP.

March 29, 2024

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 low-income package alternatives. While admirable,…

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Memo: ACP Final Month Announced

March 6, 2024

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 required to send another notice…

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Memo: Broadband Label Compliance Dates

October 16, 2023

Compliance dates for rules implementing Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act announced. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced compliance dates for the Broadband Label Order. The rules require Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers to display, at the point of sale, labels that disclose certain information about broadband prices, introductory rates, data allowances, broadband…

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Memo: ACP Transparency Data Collection USAC System Updates

August 21, 2023

Test Portal Opened August 18, 2023. The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) announced the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Transparency Data collection staging (test) portal opened on August 18, 2023. Service Providers can test load data in the portal until the filing window opens on September 8, 2023. USAC also released the ACP Transparency Data Collection…

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Memo: ACP Annual Data Collection Required

November 29, 2022

Data Collection requirements identified by FCC. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released the Fourth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making identifying the ACP Transparency Data Collection rules as required by Congress. All service providers participating in the ACP with enrolled subscribers will be required to participate. The information collected will be…

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Memo: ACP Year-End Updates and Reminders

November 22, 2022

Recent updates and reminders for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) transitioned to the ACP in January 2022. Since inception, the program has enrolled over 14.9 million households. Unfortunately, there is still a digital divide and gap between those who are eligible and those receiving the benefit. To ensure those eligible…

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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Compliance Checklist

June 20, 2022

Affordable Connectivity Program Rules are in Effect. The ACP has significant service provider and subscriber requirements. To participate, service providers must have an accepted USAC election and subscribers must have an approved application. Approved ACP providers and subscribers must follow all program rules. Download the checklist for reminders regarding ACP Service Provider Compliance Activities and…

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ACP: Special Notice on USAC Mandatory Update

April 6, 2022

Note from Tammie Herrlein, Vantage Point’s ACP Leader: There is a new field being required for service providers in NLAD. For all historical clients, service providers will be required to manually update each subscriber by using the batch template or by editing each subscriber individually. Download the notice for additional detail. ACP NLAD System Update…

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