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Governor Martinez: High-speed internet in 99% of New Mexico's public schools

Governor Martinez: High-speed internet in 99% of New Mexico's public schools

Marian Camacho
December 27, 2018 06:53 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Governor Susana Martinez says that 99-percent of New Mexico’s public schools now have access to high-demand internet. That’s 255,000 more students than in 2015.

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According to the state’s department of education, a multiagency partnership leveraged more than $32 million in federal funding to create the infrastructure around the state to support the system.

It’s all a part of the Governor’s Broadband for Education initiative that began in 2015. 

At that time, more than 75-percent of schools were identified as not having access to the internet at speeds higher than 100 kilobits per second per student, which is the minimum speed recommended by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC.

“Every child can learn, no matter who they are or where they live,” Governor Martinez said of the initiative. “In today’s world, internet access across our state is a big part of keeping that promise of an equal opportunity to learn—you need access to reliable, high-speed internet for priceless learning opportunities today and in the future.”

Click here for more information on the initiative.

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