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Press Release -- February 18th, 2021
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GeoLinks Leverages VCTI Rural Development Opportunity Fund Planning Service to Optimize Winning RDOF Phase I Auction Bids

Location and Network Planning Analytics Bolster Winning Bid

Somerset, New Jersey – February 17, 2021VCTI, the broadband network experts, today announced that GeoLinks, the fastest growing telecommunications company in California, utilized VCTI’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Planning Service in being named a provisional winner in the RDOF auction.

GeoLinks employed VCTI’s RDOF Planning Service to determine its deployment options across fiber, fixed wireless, and hybrid architectures for the recent Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction. The company was named a provisional winner of $234.9 million in the FCC RDOF Phase I auction, announced in December 2020.

“GeoLinks engaged VCTI shortly before the auction launch. In a short timeframe, we were able to produce accurate location analysis with cost modeling to be applied across three entire states,” said Raj Singh, CEO, VCTI. “Our team was able to quickly scrub location data, inspect terrains, and identify the most profitable targets for fiber so that GeoLinks had the analysis they needed to bid on time confidently.”

“The analysis provided by VCTI on locations and deployment costs was invaluable to our successful bid strategy,” said Skyler Ditchfield, co-founder, and CEO of GeoLinks. “The VCTI team provided us the insights we needed to bid with confidence, and VCTI’s customer service equipped us to use the planning tool with ease.”

The RDOF Planning Service is powered by VCTI NOCPlan™, an automated planning tool with sophisticated algorithms and highly accurate serviceable location data that can be calibrated to individual service provider architecture specifications for virtually any network technology. VCTI delivers comprehensive economic analysis about optimized build options across multiple wireline and wireless technologies, enabling service providers to reach the most households at the lowest cost and identify and prioritize the markets with the strongest, fastest ROI potential.

About VCTI

VCTI is a world-class leader in network technology. VCTI provides expert technical resources to help technology companies develop complex networked and cloud products, and software solutions and services to enable broadband service providers to optimize investments for network evolution, simplify operations, and strengthen their path to digital transformation. A trusted partner to the most respected and innovative broadband service providers and technology companies in the world, VCTI is a privately held, global company headquartered in the US with offices in India. Learn more at vcti.io.

About GeoLinks

GeoLinks is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications companies, nationally recognized for its innovative Internet and Hosted Voice solutions. Headquartered in Southern California and ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America three-years running, GeoLinks delivers Enterprise-Grade Internet, Digital Voice, SD-WAN, Cloud On-ramping, Layer 2 Transport, and both Public and Private Turnkey Network Construction expertly tailored for businesses and Anchor Institutions nationwide. More information on the company can be found at www.GeoLinks.com.

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