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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…

What’s the Deal with Authorized Account Access?: Understanding CPNI

Have you ever tried to call for information concerning your…

Avoiding Unlawful Robocalls

For the most part, robocalls are an annoyance. They may…

Free Alternatives to Streaming Movies

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Education Week

What to Do for Families With Internet Access Too Slow for Remote Learning

From Education Week: During the COVID-19 school building closures, big equity problems around internet access emerged.  But one layer of this equity issue went largely unexplored: Some households have access to the Internet, but only at slow speeds that make school tasks like videoconferencing or completing homework assignments next to impossible. That’s especially true for families with multiple children, or for parents using…

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Sacred Wind Delivers First-Ever Fiber to Navajo Homes

Sacred Wind has completed the first-ever groundbreaking broadband fiber-to-the-home project to Navajo homes within a Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) development in the Huerfano Chapter. Sacred Wind is the first telecommunications company to provide fiber-to-the-home connectivity to homes on Navajo Lands. This breakthrough technology is delivering high-speed Internet to some of the most rural parts of New Mexico.

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Sacred Wind Communications and Microsoft to Deploy TV White Spaces Technology in Rural NM

Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced a new agreement to bring broadband connectivity to rural New Mexico. As part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, Sacred Wind will use fixed wireless technologies, including TV white spaces (TVWS), the unused UHF and VHF spectrum, to deliver fast and reliable internet service to rural, under served communities in Northwest New Mexico that currently do…

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Sacred Wind Employee Selected as ’40 Under 40′ Honoree

Nectarios “Neo” Nicolaou, General Manager at Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. (“Sacred Wind”), has been selected as one of Albuquerque Business First’s ’40 Under Forty’ honorees for 2019. The award honors outstanding and talented young professionals and leaders throughout the state.

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Sacred Wind Donates Firewood

A large percentage of households on the Navajo Nation burn wood and coal in indoor stoves especially during harsh winter conditions like the ones that recently hit parts of New Mexico. Sacred Wind Communications is a company with heart and compassion for those we serve and their families. Sacred Wind has purchased 10 cords of high quality firewood which will be donated to…

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SW DinehNet will receive $2 million FCC Award

SW DinehNet, an affiliate of Sacred Wind Communications, Inc., New Mexico’s award-winning telecommunications and broadband service provider in rural northwestern New Mexico, was a winning bidder in a Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) auction to provide broadband and voice telecommunications services to underserved areas in McKinley County, mostly on Navajo tribal lands. This week the NM Public Regulation Commission approved SW DinehNet’s operating in…

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Row of satellites turned Native American baskets goes up along Route 66

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Sacred Wind to Sponsor Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce

Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. (“Sacred Wind”) and Connect 66 Internet (a division of Sacred Wind Communications, Inc.) are proud to announce their official sponsorship of the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce. As part of the partnership, Sacred Wind will provide high speed internet to the Chamber, and the Chamber will name their meeting space the “Sacred Wind Center.”

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Sacred Wind Communications Unveils First 100Mbps Broadband to Customer Using Fixed Wireless Technology

Sacred Wind Communications and its affiliate, Connect 66 Internet, have just provided their first 100 Mbps broadband service using their fixed wireless network to a customer in Juniper Hills, NM. Akin to breaking the sound barrier or Roger Bannister’s breaking the 4-minute mile in 1954, the reliable delivery of 100 Mbps Internet service to the home using a point to multipoint radio antenna…

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Grants Basket Array a Reality

From the Gallup Independent: The first-ever Native Basket Array, a culturally-oriented, outdoor public art project, was unveiled Friday at the Chamber of Commerce and New Mexico Mining Museum. Grants Basket Array PDF

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Connect 66 Internet Announces Ribbon Cutting

Connect 66 Internet, a New Mexico broadband company, in collaboration with Cibola Arts Council, the Village of Milan, the City of Grants, and Grants-Cibola County Chamber of Commerce announces a public ribbon cutting on Friday, May 25 at 10 am at the New Mexico Mining Museum, 100 Iron Avenue (off of Santa Fe Avenue) Grants, New Mexico for a segment of an outdoor…

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New Fiber Network, Internet Service for Gallup-McKinley School District

Increases Connectivity, Decreases Costs for Local Schools Today, Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. along with the Gallup-McKinley County School District, unveiled the district’s new fiber optic network. The system provides schools with improved connectivity and increased educational opportunities including 1:1 VoIP between schools, and cloud applications for students, teachers and administrative staff.

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Sacred Wind Partners with Kids Need to Read

Sacred Wind Communications was proud to partner with Kids Need to Read to bring 700 books into Bluewater and Mesa View Elementary Schools in Grants. We love working in the communities, and are passionate about giving back and opening doors for the next generation. Read more in the Gallup Independent.

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