New Mexico First Blog

What do YOU think is the most urgent issue facing New Mexico?

Help us select the topic for the 2016 statewide town hall by taking a quick survey on the important issues confronting our state. As a citizen you know what is important in your community, and we need your advice!

Click here  to take the 3 minute survey. We appreciate your input!

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First Responders Event Produces Recommendations

Over 100 law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical professionals, emergency management professionals, telecommunications experts, public utility professionals and wireless industry operators came together this week in Albuquerque. The event, sponsored by the NM Department of Information Technology and facilitated by New Mexico First, identified needs and priorities to ensure statewide coordination for implementing the Public Safety Broadband Network in New Mexico. ..

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Save the date! NM Department of Information Technology First Responder’s Forum!

Calling all emergency responders, law enforcement officers, emergency medical services responders, firefighters and secondary responders!  

On December 8-9, the NM Department of Information Technology will convene a forum that will engage a wide range of people in solution-driven discussions about the new first responder network. If you are a first responder in local, state, tribal or federal governments, we want you to join us.    ..

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Broadband Working Group Offers Recommendations in Education, Healthcare, and Economic Development

Report calls for government and industry technology initiatives in rural and urban New Mexico

After eight months of research and meetings, the NM Broadband Working Group announced the completion of its report: Broadband Assessment and Recommendations: Education, Healthcare, and Economic Development. The working group included experts in education, healthcare, economic development, and tribal issues.  

The report inventories current and emerging broadband and technology requirements, identifies barriers to meeting technology needs, articulates gaps, and describes a path forward.

The 22 policy recommendations outlined will enable government and industry to develop technology initiatives to bolster education, healthcare, and economic development in New Mexico – and thus strengthen the state as a whole.  Some proposals include:

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Help plan for future broadband needs in New Mexico!

The NM Department of Information Technology (DoIT) needs information on how your organization uses the internet and how you anticipate using it in the future (e.g., types of applications). Plus, the department also needs to know the speed and reliability of the broadband available to you.  ..

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We need your help to bring reliable, high-speed broadband in all regions of the state

In 2012, New Mexico First facilitated the Statewide Broadband Summit on behalf of the New Mexico State Library. The recommendations from the summit led to a strategic planning project that will help bring reliable, high-speed broadband to all regions of the state.  New Mexico First is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Information Technology in this planning process.   ..

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