Discover the Results
The purpose of the Trends Report is to provide stakeholders with a broader picture of the E-rate program. The data and information provided is derived from publicly available funding request data as well as a nationwide survey of applicants conducted annually.
October 7, 2020, Funds For Learning releases findings from its 10th annual E-rate Trends Report with a record-breaking 2,138 responses submitted by E-rate applicants.
E-rate fulfilling its mission. 95% of applicants agree that E-rate is vital to their Internet connectivity.
Digital learning continues to explode. 89% expect bandwidth needs to increase in the next 3 years.
Impact on Purchasing
New policies yield lower prices. 72% agree bidding rules are lowering prices for Internet access services
Changes to ESL
Applicants need Network security/Management. 98% want the FCC to allow support for Cyber security.
Barriers to Internet still exist. 90% of applicants agree that insufficient Internet access is significant issue
New admin creating positive results. 55% of applicants agree the process is getting easier and faster.