According to Funds For Learning’s annual survey of applicants, schools and libraries across the nation continue to rely on E-Rate funding to provide connectivity.
Key initial findings from the 2017 survey include:
● 87 percent of respondents said E-Rate funding is vital to their organization’s Internet connectivity goals.
● 79 percent said they have faster Internet connections to their sites because of E-Rate.
● 78 percent said they were able to connect more students and library patrons to the Internet because of the E-Rate program.
Funds For Learning (2012). Universal service funding schools & library programs (e-rate): 2012 Survey of e-rate applicants. Edmonton, OK: Funds For Learning. https://www.fundsforlearning.com/docs/2012/10/FY2012%20FFL%20E-rate%20Survey%202012-10-08.pdf