Commnet Broadband Expands High-Speed Broadband in Rural Southwest with Acquisition of Sacred Wind Enterprises

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Commnet Broadband (“Commnet”), a regional owner and operator of bandwidth infrastructure serving the rural Southwest and wholly owned subsidiary of ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI), will acquire Sacred Wind Enterprises, a privately owned rural telecommunications provider in New Mexico, in a move to expand its infrastructure reach and broadband services in the rural Southwest. The…

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What is the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program?

Today’s internet is not just a source of near-endless entertainment options, email messages, and social media connections. From providing opportunities to work from home, to receiving telehealth online from healthcare professionals, to remote learning during public health crises or emergencies, being connected to high-speed, reliable broadband internet isn’t a luxury, or even a mere convenience.…

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Navajo Higher Education and Internet Providers Launch Non-profit Alliance

A nonprofit, the Alliance for Navajo Broadband, has been created and registered in the State of New Mexico. The Alliance is dedicated to improving broadband access, affordability, and choice for the Navajo people. Founding members include Diné College, Navajo Technical University, Frontier Communications, Smith Bagley, Inc. dba CellularOne and Sacred Wind Communications. The Navajo universities…

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Sacred Wind Wins a 2021 Elevate Award

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Prominent business award recognizes customers delivering transformative experiences to their customers and stakeholders across eight categories Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced the winners of the 2021 Elevate Awards, honoring customers delivering exceptional experiences to their consumers and communities. Customers around the world were recognized in eight categories: AI Innovation, Community…

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Sacred Wind’s Broadband Held Strong During Recent Area Outages

Internet Redundancy Key to Access to Internet, Emergency Services During the recent CenturyLink Friday the 13th outage that left many without internet or phone service, Sacred Wind Communications and its affiliates’ high-speed internet and emergency 911 customers remained unaffected, due to the company’s investment in its own redundant fiber and network design. “The recent outage…

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit

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Helping Households Connect During the Pandemic The EBB is a temporary government program funded by the FCC to help offset the cost of broadband services for eligible households during COVID-19. The program begins on May 12th, 2021 and will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and…

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Ethics in Business: Annual Award Celebrates NM Leaders

Ethics in Business: Annual award celebrates NM leaders BY GARRISON WELLS/FOR THE JOURNAL ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From behavioral health to telecommunications, New Mexico’s Ethics in Business’ 2021 award winners are a diverse group. But they have one thing in common: The awards, they say, are confirmation of the mission of their business or organization –…

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Working to Equalize Access to Internet Services in Northwest New Mexico

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Spend any amount of time talking to John Badal and you get the sense that he has caught a glimpse of the future. Perhaps there’s a blueprint to follow when it comes to getting broadband internet out to all of New Mexico, and the CEO of Sacred Wind Communications has a copy. But Badal knows all too…

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Western U.S. Tribal Communities Cross the Digital Divide with Cambium Networks’ Wireless Fabric Technology

Schools, healthcare facilities and entire communities connect with affordable and reliable high capacity fixed wireless broadband and Wi-Fi technology ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 16, 2021 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced that it is supplying tribal communities in the Western United States with fixed wireless broadband…

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Medical Care is Just a Click Away

Coronavirus is putting telemedicine in the spotlight as a safer, more efficient way to receive medical help. It’s a welcome alternative to visiting a doctor’s office, now viewed as a hub of anxiety and potential illness. Additionally, many physicians’ offices don’t offer after-hours appointments or leave you twiddling your thumbs in crowded waiting rooms. You…

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