FCC announces Erate FY2018 Inflation based increase
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 AM
The Wireline Competition Bureau announced "that the E-rate program funding cap for funding year 2018 is $4,062,030,726.20. The new cap represents a 1.8 percent inflation-adjusted increase in the $3,990,207,000 cap from funding year 2017.3 The Commission began indexing the funding cap to inflation in 2010 to ensure that E-rate program funding keeps pace with the changing broadband and telecommunications needs of schools and libraries."
The following table shows the category two budget numbers for E-rate filings after the E-rate Modernization Order went into effect beginnning July 1, 2015: