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History of Wisconsin Funding

 As a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order on May 8, 1997, creating the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (USF), commonly known as "E(education)-rate." 

History of E-rate and Modernization Orders

Below are the Fund Year commitments for Wisconsin schools and libraries for the last ten years.

chart displaying Wisconsin E-rate funding in dollars for the last 10 years

Source: E-Rate Central (

For questions about this information, contact Rachel Schemelin (608) 266-5190