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FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 7

February 2, 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 seventh wave notified agencies that submitted approximately 1,500 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed nationally in the form of a discount on eligible services for wave six: approximately $140 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 seventh wave: $5,207,708.44. Total amount committed to New Jersey at this time: $35,448,694.09, which is 4.7% of national total ($761 million).
  • Total number of awards in NJ for wave seven: 142. (NJ comprised 4.1% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the seventh wave: 62. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Public School Districts: 39 (Six Abbott districts received awards in this wave)

Non-Public Schools: 19

Public Libraries: 4

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Elizabeth School District**

Elizabeth

Union

7

$1,406,259.28

86

Trenton City School District**

Trenton

Mercer

84

$1,329,894.72

1

JJC Office of Education

Trenton

Mercer

90

$1,109,007.90

3

Salem City School District

Salem

Salem

78

$305,770.87

3

Plainfield Public Schools

Plainfield

Union

79

$126,327.32

1

Bridgeton School District**

Bridgeton

Cumberland

88

$109,780.00

2

Phillipsburg School District**

Phillipsburg

Warren

64

$95,803.84

4

Beverly City School District

Beverly

Burlington

80

$61,286.06

9

St. Anthony High School

Jersey City

Hudson

80

$58,135.20

4

Mary Help of Christians

North Haledon

Passaic

80

$53,700.00

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

**Abbott districts.