The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company, the group that administers the eRate, had committed nearly $800 million in Year 2 funds as of Sept. 17. As of the eighth wave of funding commitment letters, issued Aug. 27, applicants who qualify for discounts of 65 percent and above were guaranteed funding for their internal connections.

Approximately 42 percent (or $327 million) of the total committed for Year Two so far has gone to applicants requesting discounts on "priority one" services (telecommunications services and internet access), while $465 million has gone

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