E-Rate

Report: Schools expect faster internet within 3 years


E-rate funding applicants weigh in on the program's strengths and opportunities for improvement

Seventy-two percent of E-rate applicants participating in a recent survey said wi-fi is critical to fulfilling their organization’s mission.

Twenty years after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 created E-rate funding, significant measures are underway to update the program that has become vital to schools and libraries across the United States.

The E-rate Trends Report from Funds For Learning aims to help policymakers, administrators and other stakeholders as they shape the future of the program.

Next page: Top findings from the report

Laura Ascione

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