What are the data sources for Compare & Connect K-12?

The data on school district broadband services, pricing, connection type, and service provider data was downloaded from USACUniversal Services Administrative Company’s (USAC) E-rate Form 471 filings for 2015 and 2016 (See Download Form 471 Information on the USAC website).

The data about RFPs that have been issued is downloaded from the USAC E-rate Form 470 filings for the 2017 E-rate cycle (See Download Form 470 Information on the USAC website).  The filing window for the Form 470 filings opened in July 2016.

School district demographic information, including number of schools, number of students, and locale, together with district type is based on the Local Education Agency Survey Data, published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

School district boundaries used for the state maps are from the U.S. Census.