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Switching and Wi-Fi Lead C2 Requests

Over 65% of the Category Two dollars requested by school and district applicants in Funding Year 2016 is for switching and Wi-Fi infrastructure, with related components (cabling and installation) coming in third:

Overall demand for Category Two services declined from Funding Year 2015, with 4% fewer entities requesting C2 discounts (by count) and almost 17% by pre-discount amount.  However, Category Two participation in FY2015 and FY2016 was significantly higher than it had been in the 13 years prior:

Category Two pre-discount requests show a marked reduction in Funding Years 2015 and 2016, most likely due to the implementation of C2 funding caps:

Taken together, E-rate reform shows that more schools are applying for Category Two funds post-reform, but their average requested amount is lower:

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