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FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 6

January 27, 1999

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NATIONAL INFORMATION

  • More than 30,000 applications received for the Universal Service Fund by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD).
  • All applications will be notified in several waves by mid-February 1999.
  • This sixth wave notified agencies that submitted approximately 3,400 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed nationally in the form of a discount on eligible services for wave six: approximately $192 million.

NEW JERSEY INFORMATION

  • New Jersey's schools and libraries have applied for more than $74 million in E-Rate discounts. New Jersey's E-Rate applications would directly benefit 63% of its public school districts, 50% of its non-public schools, and 33% of its libraries throughout the state.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed to New Jersey in the form of a discount on eligible services in the sixth wave: $14,502,989.44. Total amount committed to New Jersey at this time: $30,240,985.65, which is 4.9% of national total ($621 million).
  • Total number of awards in NJ: 256. (NJ comprised 2.3% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the sixth wave: 79. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Public School Districts: 53 (Seven Abbott districts received awards in this wave)

Non-Public Schools: 18

Public Libraries: 8

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Paterson School District**

Paterson

Passaic

90

$8,952,145.16

38

Newark School District**

Newark

Essex

87

$1,233,713.07

4

Pleasantville School District**

Pleasantville

Atlantic

80

$808,458.06

14

Passaic County Vocational-Technical High School

Wayne

Passaic

80

$647,155.35

1

Vineland School District**

Vineland

Cumberland

80

$531,051.58

1

Pemberton Township School District**

Browns Mills

Burlington

80

$439,353.73

18

Paulsboro Public Schools

Paulsboro

Gloucester

80

$288,489.46

2

Ocean County Vocational-Technical District

Toms River

Ocean

40

$253,080.00

4

Montclair School District

Montclair

Essex

47

$201,160.00

2

Warren County Vocational School District

Washington

Warren

50

$147,547.50

12

*Amount = Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services (telecommunications and dedicated services, Internet access, and internal connections).

**Abbott districts.