New Mexico

Broadband Office

Name: Office of Broadband Access & Expansion
Location: Dept. of Information Technology
Enabling Act: NM Stat. Ann. § 63-9J-1 et seq.

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

852,677

661,945

78,573

112,159

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

84.3%

67.5%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$675,372,312

$133,066,812

$2,436,380,100

$15,423,169

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $675,372,312
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Drafted
Due: 9/18/23
Link: 5-Year Plan

Initial Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: 12/27/23
Link: n/a

Final Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: TBD
Link: n/a

Digital Equity

State Grants

Capacity Grant: $15,423,1693
Planning Grant: $740,534.91
Link to Plan: n/a
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

ENMR NTIA 2022 Middle Mile Grant

Applicant: ENMR Telephone Cooperative
Total Cost: $102,348,503
NTIA Award: $49,858,624

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$2,436,380,100

For Broadband
$6,530,106 (0.3%)

CPF

Total

$133,066,812

For Broadband
$117,098,795 (88%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

Connect New Mexico Pilot Program [CPF]

Agency: Broadband Office; Connect NM Council
Allocation: $38.6M to Wave 1 recipients; $17.3 to Wave 2 recipients; Wave 3 applications opened in March 2023
Grantees: Wave 1; Wave 2
Rules: NOFO [issued in Aug. 2022]

Policies

Non-Traditional ISPs6

Pemitted to Offer Broadband

Municipalities

Yes (subject to rules)

Municipal Electric Utilities

Yes

Electric Cooperatives

Yes (guardrails)

Investor-Owned Utilities

Yes

Footnotes

  1. FCC National Broadband Map Data, as of December 31, 2022 (updated May 24, 2023).↩︎

  2. ACS 1-Year Data, 2021, US Census Bureau.↩︎

  3. ACLP Overview of IIJA Digital Equity Grant Programs.↩︎

  4. Broadband infrastructure is one of several applicable uses of SLFRF funds.↩︎

  5. Updated as of March 2023.↩︎

  6. Updated as of September 2022.↩︎