New Mexico prepares for new rural broadband push

3 Jul 2021


When Carey Beam tried to initiate an online job training program for rural residents in Northern New Mexico, she got what she called “a kick in the teeth.”

The group that wanted to run the program at a library in the village of Cuba told her the internet connection there was not strong enough to train people to work from home.

That was summer 2019. Two years later, Beam, who has lived in the tiny community for five years, said nothing has changed.

“We hit a roadblock with internet connectivity,” she said.

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