Internet subsidy on verge of ending in New Mexico

183 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal program that helped people pay their internet bills is now running out of time. It’s a program that dates back to 2021. Unless something changes quickly in Congress, it’s over in a few weeks. But how much warning did people get, and who’s impacted the

Rural Broadband Expansion Moving Forward In New Mexico

265 Views   State officials say they are steadily moving forward to bring high speed broadband across New Mexico and to areas where service is lacking or non-existent. The Office of Broadband Access and Expansion or OBAE gave an update last week to the Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee.

Digital literacy a big need in southern Doña Ana County, report says

367 Views   SUNLAND PARK – When the pandemic first hit and students were forced to learn remotely, the depth of a digital divide in southern Doña Ana County quickly became apparent, as parents and other caregivers struggled to help their kids both access high-speed internet and navigate the online realm.

Local organizations work to get rural communities access to internet services

352 Views   Rural communities in Southern New Mexico often find themselves with few options for internet service, and for residents, this can create significant barriers to essential services and opportunities. Sandra Schoonover lives in Mesquite with her husband and nephew. She said that no matter the service provider, getting reliable

Rural New Mexico school buys Starlink internet for students

710 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A school district in northwestern New Mexico is announcing a $1.2 million deal to provide hundreds of families with high-speed internet. Cuba schools superintendent Karen Sanchez-Griego says installations of SpaceX’s Starlink receivers at students’ homes started in November. She says her students can’t wait