Funds For Learning has released the full results of its E-Rate survey.
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Funds For Learning has released the full results of its E-Rate survey. Key points include the following:

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86% of those surveyed were concerned about the impact of the FCC’s phase-out of support for voice service.

48% of survey responders have a 1:1 or BYOD initiative to support end-user devices.

66% of applicants believe the current Category Two budget cap is insufficient, with 37% of applicants responding that a $250-to-$350 per student C2 budget is needed.

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