District 5

Commission Chair Charlene Pyskoty Focused on Expanding Broadband Service in East Mountains


Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is focused on addressing the unique challenges of bringing expanded broadband internet services to the East Mountains within Bernalillo County, which includes the Village of Tijeras. Broadband speed and reliability have long been a concern of area residents, but the issue has become urgent with the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency as households use multiple devices to perform work and attend school online.

“Broadband service is simply insufficient to meet the needs of residents, parents, students and businesses in the East Mountains, especially when multiple devices are in use at the same time in the same household,” says Commission Chair Charlene Pyskoty. “Our low-density population and mountainous terrain make it a complicated problem to solve, but I am committed to finding a technological solution and the funding to implement it.”

Bernalillo County requires direct community insights on current service, usage and cost to make a persuasive case for state and federal funding. To that end, community surveys are being conducted jointly by Bernalillo County and the Village of Tijeras. The brief surveys are for residents, business owners, and essential community facilities in ZIP code 87059, the portion of the East Mountains in Bernalillo County. Community members are urged to respond to the appropriate survey by Jan. 31, 2021 at midnight.

East Mountain broadband surveys:

Residents/Businesses: https://www.cognitoforms.com/VillageOfTijeras/communityconnectgrantresidentbusinesssurvey

Essential community facilities: https://www.cognitoforms.com/VillageOfTijeras/communityconnectgrantessentialcommunityfacilitysurvey

back to list
View All Events
Latest News
  • Bernalillo County commissioners have accepted the $5 million emergency rental assistance grant. The Emergency Rental Assistance program makes available $25 billion to assist households that are unabl...

  • Commissioners have approved an administrative resolution declaring a commitment to East Mountain residents that Bernalillo County will do everything it can to catalyze broadband service improvements ...

  • At the Jan. 26 County Commission meeting, Chair Charlene E. Psykoty sponsored a proclamation declaring Feb. 1-7 as National Gun Violence Surivors Week in Bernalillo County. Vice Chair Steven Michael ...

Upcoming Events
    Powered by Real Time Solutions - Website Design & Document Management