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VPS Whitepaper: Evaluating the Capabilities of Fixed Wireless Technology to Deliver Gigabit Performance in Rural Markets

February 12, 2021

Published February 2021 In the recent auction, RDOF funds were awarded to fixed wireless technologies at the Gig tier. But can fixed wireless technology deliver Gigabit performance in Rural America? Vantage Point CEO Larry Thompson authored a widely-renowned whitepaper examining that exact question. This whitepaper was submitted to the FCC as part of the NTCA’s…

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Spotlight: Roanoke Connect and Community Wi-Fi

May 1, 2020

“We had to find a way to provide access immediately. Roanoke Connect made it happen.” -Curtis Wynn ROANOKE CONNECT & ROANOKE ELECTRIC CO-OP When COVID-19 and social distancing came to North Carolina, Roanoke Electric Co-op knew they needed to find new ways to serve their member-owners. Providing power and broadband is an essential service, and…

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RDOF Update 2-7-20: FCC Releases RDOF Order

February 7, 2020

Feb. 7, 2020: FCC Releases RDOF Order The FCC has just released the Report and Order previously approved at the January 30 open meeting; the full document is linked here. The Vantage Point Consulting and Engineering teams are actively reviewing this Order for any significant changes, surprises, or declarations. If you wish to receive a…

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RDOF Update 2-5-20: What’s Happening Now?

February 5, 2020

RDOF: What’s Happening Now? Vantage Point has fielded several inquiries about the status of RDOF since the FCC’s January 30 meeting. Here we are providing an update about what is happening now, what to expect next, and what steps you can be taking at this time. What’s happening now Last week the FCC voted to…

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Geolocation Data due March 2

January 13, 2020

Geolocation data for locations built in 2019 are due on March 2. This deadline applies to companies with these funding obligations: CAF Phase II A-CAM, Revised A-CAM I, and A-CAM II CAF BLS Rural Broadband Experiments (RBE) Alaska Plan You may be missing locations. Carriers who may have already collected location information through a process other…

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VPS Congratulates Eric Rajchel

January 7, 2020

Congratulations, Eric! The Vantage Point team is thrilled to congratulate Eric Rajchel, of our Engineering team, on successfully passing his Professional Engineering exam. Eric has worked diligently under the mentorship of fellow Vantage Point P.E.s since graduating from South Dakota State University in 2016. During this time he has specialized in aerial engineering, co-authoring a…

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VPS Introduces RDOF Concierge Prep Service

October 23, 2019

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction, a $20.4 Billion broadband funding opportunity, will require substantial advance preparation for interested participants. Vantage Point Solutions is pleased to introduce the RDOF Concierge Prep Service, a package of information and services for broadband providers interested in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction. The Rural Digital…

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Memo: Auction 105 & Part 96 Transition – 3.5 GHz

October 8, 2019

FCC Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Auction 105. Comment Date: October 28, 2019 Reply Comment Date: November 12, 2019 On September 26, 2019, the FCC adopted the public notice seeking comment on  proposed competitive bidding procedures for the auction of the Priority Access Licenses (PALs) within the 3550-3650 MHz portion of the…

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Memo: Lower 700 MHz Deadlines Approaching

November 20, 2018

Attention: WY – 700 MHz Lower Band (Blocks A, B, and E) License Holders and WZ – 700 MHz Lower Band (Blocks C and D) License Holders   The End of License Term Construction deadlines for both WY and WZ license holders are coming due in June of 2019. Please note also that leased spectrum may have…

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VPS Whitepaper: Satellite Broadband Remains Inferior to Wireline Broadband

February 17, 2018

Published September 2017 Not all broadband services are created equal. The usefulness of a broadband service is determined by how well online applications work or whether they work at all. The quality of the broadband connection can be measured by certain “standards” which include speed, latency, monthly capacity, reliability and scalability. When a broadband service does not…

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