From left, Española Mayor-elect John Ramon Vigil, Española City Councilor Denise Benavidez, Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez, State Rep. Susan Herrera and REDINet Board Members Jeremy Yepa, Chairman of the Board, IT Director for Tesuque Pueblo, elected to the Board by Tesuque Tribal Council, member of Santa Clara Pueblo Jerrold Baca, General Manager Jerry Smith, Los Alamos County Broadband Manager, representative from Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC
REDINet Board Members and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM) gathered Tuesday morning in City Council Chambers in Española for an announcement of an appropriation to boost internet strength for Northern New Mexico. The appropriation is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Rep. Leger Fernandez received a total of 74 project proposals, although each congressional office was only allowed to include 10 proposals in the initial review for inclusion in the Bill.
Out of the proposals submitted, nine of the 10 were funded. Funding for the Española area was more than $879,000.
Total funding New Mexico received also includes a $30-a-month-subsidy through the Affordable Connectivity Program to help qualifying New Mexicans afford service.