On September 11, 2015, Funds For Learning submitted the results of its 2015 Applicant Survey to the Federal Communications Commission. The 2015 survey asked E-rate applicants to comment on a variety of program topics and trends, including technology use, complexity of the process, and anticipated demand for eligible services in the future. Key points from the survey results include:

  • 86% of those surveyed were concerned about the impact of the FCC’s phase-out of support for voice service.
  • 48% of survey responders have a 1:1 or BYOD initiative to support end-user devices.
  • Two-thirds of applicants believe the current Category Two budget cap is insufficient, with 37% of applicants responding that a $250-to-$350 per student C2 budget is needed.

Our full survey analysis may be accessed by clicking here, and the raw data from the survey results may be downloaded in Excel format here.