E-Rate: Funding Critical for Success

E-Rate: Funding Critical for Success

Funds For Learning, an E-rate consulting firm, recently released the results of its 2014 E-rate Survey. Respondents included 626 school and library technology leaders, representing 44 states and various city, town, suburb, and rural districts. The results provide insight on how educators view the E-rate program, both for their own school’s journey as well as how E-rate reform implications affect other districts.

92 percent of respondents said the E-rate program is critical to their success.

58 percent expect their budget for telecommunications and Internet access to increase over the next five years.

43 percent said that their technology infrastructure is lagging.

51 percent said that their telephone infrastructure is lagging.

48 percent feel that their Internet access is not adequate for their current needs.

Read more at www.fundsforlearning.com