For several years, the count of forms and the number of applicants submitting forms had declined significantly. A big factor in this was the loss of support for telephone service. In FY2016, there were 19,128 applicants who posted Form 470s for voice services. This year, only 5,621 applicants posted Form 470s for these services.
Still, the decline had not been limited to voice. Even Internet access and on-campus networking had shown some decline; however, that seems to have tapered off.
The charts and table below illustrate the count of Forms and applicants submitting Form 470s as broken out into different service types.