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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…

Navajo Higher Education and Internet Providers Launch Non-profit Alliance

A nonprofit, the Alliance for Navajo Broadband, has been created…

How to Prepare for (and Ace!) Your Next Virtual Job Interview

Virtual interviewing is becoming more and more common in today’s…

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Sacred Wind Wins a 2021 Elevate Award

Prominent business award recognizes customers delivering transformative experiences to their…

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7 Creative Ways to Connect Long-Distance Family During the Holidays

Special time with loved ones is often what makes the holidays so memorable. But what do you do when those loved ones are too far away to pop over for a big meal and a heartwarming gift exchange? Well, with a strong internet connection from Sacred Wind Communications, there are lots of ways to stay connected. Read on to discover seven creative ways…

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Christmas Goes Virtual

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Despite the stressful year we’ve all collectively experienced, we’re getting into the holiday spirit—or trying to, at least! But no matter what we do in our households to prepare for Yuletide, there’s something that just doesn’t feel quite right about a Christmas without Santa. If your little ones feel a little glum about not being…

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5 Kid-friendly Streaming Platforms You’ll Want for Holiday Break

Will the long, cold, and sometimes boring days over holiday break have your kids reaching for their screens? A bit of screen time here and there doesn’t have to be a bad thing. And with family-friendly streaming platforms, you can rest assured that your kids are watching videos safe for little eyes—even without your constant oversight. Plan ahead for those much-needed moments of…

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Smart Education Resources for At-Home Learning

A growing number of parents are choosing homeschooling, or home-based education, in place of K-12 public or private school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 1.6 million children were homeschooled in 2016. And with an endless array of free internet resources, including online courses, lesson plans, and interactive educational activities, homeschooling is becoming easier than ever. With these free…

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Apps to Trust When Your Kids Are Sick

Why is it that children always get sick in the middle of the night…over a holiday weekend…when your only option is a slow, crowded emergency room? We can’t solve the problem of terrible timing, but we can show you some apps that make caring for a sick child just a little bit easier. Check out some of our favorites below. 1. Baby and…

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These Free Apps Will Get Your Kids Moving

Don’t worry. We’re not here to lecture you on how much screen time your kids do or don’t need. Instead, we’re sharing five free apps (available for both iOS & Android) that make fitness fun and turn your screen time into play time. 1. Sworkit Kids With customizable workouts for strength, agility, and flexibility, this app generates random exercises to get kids moving…

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Understanding Speed Test Results

Testing the speed of your internet connection is easy, but it’s also easy to misunderstand the results. Your devices — TVs, routers, smartphones, laptops, desktops, etc. — have different capabilities, and you can get different results on each one, even while using the same internet connection. This is particularly noticeable to users taking advantage of higher speed packages, like the 100 Mbps x…

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Keeping Your Kids Focused During Online Learning

Online learning is the “new normal” these days thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And parents are quickly learning that it’s difficult to keep their students engaged with virtual school lessons. (Fortnite on the sly, anyone? Snapchat under the kitchen table?) Luckily, an array of inexpensive apps can manage those distracting sites, helping kids stay focused and get that schoolwork done. Check out the…

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Guide to Online Mental Health Resources

There’s no denying the tremendous stress many Americans and their families are now facing. As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the nation, adults are tossed into new roles as work-from-home employees, homeschooling parents and isolated caregivers. Children may suffer in unique ways, removed from their normal routines of school and play and limited in their ability to comprehend — much less respond —…

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At Home Learning Strategies

This school year will certainly put a lot of stress on parents, who must unexpectedly navigate the virtual learning landscape on top of their jobs and other responsibilities. How do you keep students, who would prefer to think of the new school year as an extension of summer break, focused on learning? In addition to having fast and reliable internet from Sacred Wind…

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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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