More data equals better funding: NM State Broadband Survey

by | Feb 3, 2022

Laptop photo by Joshua Woroniecki

In April 2021 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 93 establishing the Office of Broadband Access and Expansion. Their role is to “centralize and coordinate broadband activities across state government agencies, local governmental bodies, tribal governmental organizations and internet service providers,” according to information released through the governor’s office.

The New Mexico Department of Internet Technology (DoIT) is collecting information regarding internet speeds and accessibility throughout the state in support of the strategy, funding and rollouts of the newly established office.

DoIT urges New Mexicans to go to the web page as often as possible to record their home internet speeds. Because there are no trackers (aka cookies) that remain on visitors’ computers, residents are asked to go to the site repeatedly to capture their internet speeds.

More information is available on the attached pdf flyer.