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Vantage Point CEO named to national advisory committee

Larry Thompson, the CEO of Vantage Point Solutions, was formally appointed to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) on Thursday. The BDAC will provide advice and recommendations for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- an a...

Larry Thompson
Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson, the CEO of Vantage Point Solutions, was formally appointed to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) on Thursday.

The BDAC will provide advice and recommendations for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - an agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states.

The committee's recommendations will be on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access, particularly by reducing and removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment, according to a press release.

The FCC intends to establish the BDAC for two years with the first scheduled meeting on April 21 at the FCC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the release stated.

The primary agenda of the BDAC's first meeting will be to introduce members of the committee, set out initial assignments and provide more information about the working groups.

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Along with Thompson, other committee members include professionals with AT&T Mobile, Sprint, Comcast and the New York State Wireless Association.

Thompson became one of the founders of Vantage Point - a Mitchell-based engineering and consulting company - in 2002. He has served as its CEO since its inception the company now boasts more than 200 employees.

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