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.
Funds For Learning releases the 11th annual E-rate Trends Report. Over 2,100 responses were submitted by E-rate applicants, a 10.1% response rate.
E-rate fulfilling its mission. 97% of applicants agree that E-rate is vital to their Internet connectivity.
Digital learning continues to explode. 88% expect bandwidth needs to increase in the next 3 years.
Impact on Purchasing
New policies yield lower prices. 85% of applicants agree that E-rate supports cost-effective spending
Changes to ESL
Network security is a critical issue. 97% of applicants agree that network security should qualify for E-rate support
Barriers to Internet still exist. 86% of applicants agree that insufficient Internet access is significant issue
New admin creating positive results. Only 9% of applicants are dissatisfied with USAC, the program administer.