The 2013 E-rate Funding Year begins July 1st. For this funding year, applicants have requested approximately $4.9 billion in E-rate funds. Here is how those numbers break down further:
25,917 distinct applicants submitted at least one Form 471 application, which is 283 fewer than FY2012.
5,061 distinct service providers were listed on Forms 471, 204 fewer than in FY 2012.
The slices in the following chart represent the percentage of total requested amount by each state:
The following chart shows demand by discount level and service category:
Breakdown of requested amount by applicant type:
Source: FY2013 Demand: A Closer Look