Funds For Learning Releases 2021 E-Rate Trends Report

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Funds For Learning met with the Federal Communications Commission to discuss the results of a national survey of E‐Rate applicants that was conducted in June 2021. Over 2,100, which is about 10 percent of all E‐Rate applicants, submitted their responses in the nationwide survey. Respondents showed broad agreement in the following areas:

  • More students and library patrons are connected to the Internet because of the E‐rate.
  • E‐rate funding is vital to achieving internet connectivity goals.
  • Applicants can depend on E‐rate funding every year.
  • School and library facilities have faster internet because of the E‐rate.
  • The E‐rate competitive bidding process lowers pricing.

2021 E-Rate Trends Report