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Significant 2017 E-Rate Stats

Significant 2017 E-Rate Stats

Findings from a survey of more than 1,096 E-Rate applicants by Funds for Learning:

  • 23,000 schools and libraries submitted requests for $4.6 billion in E-Rate services.
  • More than 50% of applicants wanted to expand bandwidth, with requests for $2.5 billion in E-Rate data and Internet services.
  • 55% of applicants want voice services to remain eligible under E-Rate.
  • The average school now spends $32,576 on wifi equipment and services.
  • 48% said E-Rate’s “self-provisioning” (or build-your-own-network) option lowers bandwidth costs.
  • 44% of respondents still don’t like the E-Rate process.

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