The Schools and Libraries Division announced that on July 16 it will release another $22.8 million worth of E-rate funding commitments for the 2002 funding year, which started on July 1. That brings to $641.6 million the total of funding commitments for Priority One services that have been approved so far this year
There was no change in information provided about the prospects for funding internal connections requests. Earlier this year, the SLD reported that it had projected that applicants had requested $1.8 billion worth of discounts for Priority One services. So far, it has issued about 22,600 funding commitment letters.