Requests Increased over 10 percent from FY2010; Highest Amount Requested since 2002

Edmond, Okla. (May 2, 2011)
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as E-rate, received the highest requested amount since 2002. The $4.3 billion in requests for Funding Year 2011 is a 10 percent increase from 2010, according to analysis from Funds For Learning, the nation’s leading E-rate compliance services firm.

This increase comes on the heels of a year wrought with substantial changes to the E-rate program, highlighted with the FCC Sixth Report and Order. Major program changes included new applicant forms,...

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