New Mexico is kicking off the statewide (BEAD) and Digital Equity (DE) planning process
with Connect New Mexico Month and the Broadband Spring Sprint!
On February 15, 2023, during New Mexico Broadband Day at the Roundhouse, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the official Executive Office Proclamation declaring March as "Connect New Mexico Month."
The New Mexico Office of Broadband Access & Expansion (OBAE) is launching the statewide initiative to develop the New Mexico Broadband Expansion, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Plan and the New Mexico Digital Equity Plan during "Connect New Mexico Month." Check out the Map Challenge and sign up for the OBAE Mailing List for information and updates on how you can get involved AND to track announcements of the Wave Two New Mexico Pilot Grant Awards and Award ceremonies. For more information on funding, visit New Mexico Broadband Funding Awards.
Over the next few months, community members are invited to participate in a wide range of activities and events including six Regional Meetings, a Network Operators' Conference, Virtual Broadband Listening Sessions, a Statewide Summit, two Broadband Bootcamps, and a series of interviews, focus groups, town halls, workshops, and webinars.
Regional Meetings: 9am-1pm
April 17 - Region 6 in Alamogordo, Otero County
April 18 - Region 3 in Los Lunas, Valencia County
May 11 - Region 4 in Springer, Colfax County
May 12 - Region 5 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County
May 15 - Region 1 in Farmington, San Juan County
May 16 - Region 2 in Hernandez, Rio Arriba County
May 4 - 9am-5pm Network Operators Conference in Albuquerque ABNOG
May 8 - Private Industry Focus Group
Virtual Broadband Listening Sessions
Complete schedule - register online
May 24 - 9am-3pm
Internet for All New Mexico Broadband Summit
at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino
on the Pueblo of Pojoaque in Santa Fe County
"Let's Get Going" Broadband Bootcamps
June 28 - 9am-5pm in Las Cruces
June 29 - 9am-5pm in Albuquerque
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Updates from the New Mexico Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE) with Input from communities, broadband advocates, and stakeholders around the state.