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 Communications bridges the digital divide for the Navajo Nation

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Eighty-five percent of Sacred Wind Communications customers are Navajo. As the only privately owned telco solely focused on bridging the digital divide for rural tribal communities, Sacred Wind relies on a Juniper network to bring blazing-fast broadband to the rugged and remote territory of New Mexico. Broadband changes lives in the rural communities of New…

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Rural Broadband Challenges and Hope for the Future

The nation’s broadband infrastructure is spotty, especially in rural states like New Mexico, but the pandemic might be the crisis to change that forever. THOREAU—Even when clouds blanket the expansive skies of western New Mexico, the red sandstone of Owl Springs Mesa behind Sadie Perry’s home stands out. Every morning before she wakes the kids,…

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