USDA invests $20M in broadband access for New Mexico

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Residents in rural New Mexico are getting millions in funding for high-speed internet. The Trump administration announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $20 million to provide broadband service to Eddy, Chaves, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Cibola, and Sierra Counties.

The investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program. More than 1,400 homes and businesses will soon have access to high-speed internet.

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