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FCC awards $2.5M to bring broadband to San Juan County

The Associated Press
August 12, 2019 01:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Rural and underserved communities in northern New Mexico will have access to internet service thanks to federal dollars.


The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that it has approved nearly $2.6 million to bring broadband to more than 500 homes and businesses in San Juan County.

Amarillo, Texas-based Plains Internet will use the funding over the next decade to establish high-speed internet service for hundreds of residents.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that the funding is another step toward closing the digital divide.

To date, the FCC has earmarked more than $21 million for New Mexico to bring broadband to more than 8,500 households and businesses.

Rural and tribal areas have been the focus of the funding.


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