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 that area, as a requirement of the FCC program. SW DinehNet is to be granted $2 million to build new infrastructure in the auctioned area. The FCC plans to distribute $1.5 billion nationwide over the next 10 years to broadband providers willing to offer voice and Internet services in high-cost, rural parts of the country.