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      03/25/2021
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      A: Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Senator Michael Padilla (D-Bernalillo) and Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics (D-Bernalillo), passed the state house and senate. It's now on the governor’s desk awaiting a signature. The bill creates an Of... Read More


      03/25/2021
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      A: First, test your broadband speed and quality at the N.M. Broadband Program web site: https://nmbbmapping.speedtestcustom.com/. By testing your internet speed and quality on the state of New Mexico’s web site, you’re giving the state so... Read More


      03/25/2021
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      A: Starlink is a division of SpaceX, a company owned by Elon Musk. Starlink is a network of low-orbit satellites traveling around the Earth. The satellites beam the internet to high-tech antennas mounted on people’s homes. In December 2020, Sta... Read More


      03/25/2021
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      A: According to Starlink.com, the company is targeting coverage in the Tijeras area in mid- to late 2021 and service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. According to the website the hardware is $499.00, service is $99.00 a month and ship... Read More


      03/25/2021
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      A: One technical downside that has been expressed about Starlink is congestion. In February, a report (https://bit.ly/3fb8WAO) commissioned by the Fiber Broadband Association and the NTCA – Rural Broadband Association estimated that Starlink wi... Read More


      02/23/2021
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      A: The survey received 1,164 responses from East Mountain residents, business owners, and community facility personnel. The data is being compiled for use in federal grant applications in 2021. While the survey data is unofficial and unscientific, it... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: Broadband can be considered the “road” on which data travels on the Internet. There are different types of roads that data travels to your computer or phone: Fixed Wireless and Wireless.

      Fixed Broadband

      Mobile Broadband

      Digital subscriber... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      87059 ZIP code mapA: The 87059 ZIP code was identified by Bernalillo County Public Works staff as the area of the East Mountains in Bernalillo County that has the lowest broadband speeds. It was also identified as the area that is the most underserved ZIP code by high... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: The Tijeras community’s broadband challenges are a result of three issues that revolve around cost: population, topography, and delivery options.
      a.    Population Density: The 87059 ZIP code area has a density of 67 people per ... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: The Federal Communications Commission defines the national benchmark speed to be 25/3 Mbps (25 megabits per second for downloading and 3 megabits per second for uploading). However, depending on the number of devices in the home, even this benchma... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: A map produced by Public Works and the Planning and Development Services departments offers a visual look at the Tijeras community and its pockets of DSL and cable delivery of internet services. It also highlights—in the pink areas -- where ... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: It is not likely that more towers will be added to the area to improve internet speed and reliability. For one, the aesthetics of such a build-out could face opposition among homeowners in the area. And given the area's low-density population ... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: Broadband internet is an essential service with increased importance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The county can not become a broadband internet service provider but Commissioner Pyskoty will leverage all available re... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: According to the FCC, four service providers in the 87059 area meet the national benchmark speed. But this data can be misleading. Location and environment can play a role in overall speeds that a broadband provider can deliver and the reliability... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: Fiber, airships, stratospheric balloons and satellites.

      Technology Type

      N.M. Presence

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      Disadvantages

      Fiber

      Larger telecom companies, mostly in urban areas with large population density

      Data transmission speeds far exceed DSL or cable by tens or... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: The state of New Mexico and industry experts agree that fiber is a future-proof technology, meaning that once the infrastructure is built – especially if it is underground – it is extremely resistant to corrosion and deterioration, mea... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: Aerial lines are indeed cheaper upfront, but maintenance costs over the long term make this a short-term fix. Further, industry experts tell Bernalillo County that the aerial infrastructure in the 87059 area is close to being at capacity. Industry... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      The state of New Mexico’s broadband strategic plan estimates that filling rural broadband gaps with fiber optics would cost between $2 billion and $5 billion, while a mixed approach of both fiber and wireless would cost less than $1 billion. Se... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: Federal or state funding is reserved for actual service providers. Bernalillo County and the Village of Tijeras, as governmental entities, cannot become broadband service providers. That is why it is important to build partnerships with the teleco... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: Funding opportunities are available to service providers. With help from Bernalillo County, these providers can tap into the millions of dollars available. New Mexico’s broadband infrastructure has been vastly improved in the last ten years ... Read More


      01/25/2021
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      A: In speaking with industry experts, Bernalillo County recognizes that permitting and rights of way issues have hampered utility efforts in other rural areas of the state to build broadband infrastructure. To that end, the county and Commissioner Py... Read More


      01/24/2021
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      A:One of the emerging technologies is the airship. And New Mexico is home to the manufacturer of this new technology, Sceye Inc., which has operations in Roswell and Moriarty. Its Roswell location is the site of the development of an airship that Sce... Read More


      01/24/2021
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      A: The county is exploring several options. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 goes into effect Feb. 25, 2021. The Act appropriated $300 million to two new broadband grant programs for infrastructure construction, one particularly for partne... Read More


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