Universal Service Fund E-Rate program data for FY2010 from FCC Forms 471 (Blocks 1, 4, and 5)
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Universal Service Fund E-Rate program data for FY2010 from FCC Forms 471 (Blocks 1, 4, and 5)

This zip file contains two separate files of data associated with approved FCC Forms 471 filed for Funding Year 2010 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). Also included in this package are two DDL files and third data file that explains each field contained in the two data files. The data are accurate as of October 8, 2012.


This file contains data associated with all Funding Year 2010 FCC Forms 471 that were received during the application filing window, and that have received a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) approving funding. These FCDLs provide a final funding decision for all funding requests included in the FCC Form 471 application. Applications that were started but never completed, or which were received after the FCC Form 471 application filing window closed, as well as applications that were either denied in full or cancelled, or those for which a final funding decision has not yet been made, are not included.

This file contain data points include data from Blocks 1 and 5 of the FCC Form 471 as well as some additional data regarding the funding decision and some aggregate disbursement data.


This second data file includes a list of all of the schools and libraries that are receiving service for each of the funding requests listed in the first data file. This file contains information about the school or library, as well as the information needed to calculate the E-rate discount for the entity, including the percentage of students who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The file contains the FCC Form 471, FRN and FCC Form 471 Item 22, which allows users to link the specific list of recipients of service to the individual funding request included in OPENDATA_FY2010. Some funding request may only provide service to a single entity, while others can include service to multiple entities. Therefore, the number of lines for a given funding request in this file will vary. Finally, note that when different organizations apply for services for the same entity, they may report different discount information.

Additional Information

Additional information about the E-rate program can be found on USAC's website, www.usac.org/sl, or by calling the Client Service Bureau at 888-203-8100.