ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico-based utility will begin building infrastructure that will bring telephone and high-speed internet service to more than 850 rural and tribal residents, with the help of more than $2 million in federal money.
In April, SW DinehNet, an affiliate of Sacred Wind Communications, announced that it will receive $2.1 million over the next 10 years from the Federal Communications Commission. John Badal, CEO of Sacred Wind Communications, will allow it to provide phone service, including 911 service, and broadband service to a collection of communities in western New Mexico, spanning around 600 square miles. Badal said the money will help
“What we’re doing is bringing equality of opportunity,” he said.