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WNM Communications Shows Commitment to Community Through Continuation of Monthly Discount Despite Lack of Additional Funding from Congress

Silver City, 4/2/2024 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced that the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) would be coming to an end, with the last full month of funding being April of 2024, absent additional funding from Congress.  The program has been instrumental in securing broadband access for families across the nation, helping with affordability for families by providing a discount of up to $30 for eligible households and up to a $75 discount for eligible households on qualifying tribal lands.

The end of the program could mean the end of connectivity for many, and broadband champions across the United States have petitioned for Congress to approve additional funding to keep the program alive.  Providers across the Nation will begin removing the discount next month, leaving customers with an increased expense for a vital service.  WNM Communications went through the first phases of noticing customers of the potential sunsetting of the program but made the decision to continue to provide the discount to their current ACP customers through January 31, 2025, a financial decision they are willing to make to ensure their customers stay connected.

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WNM Communications has its Sights Set on Improving Broadband Across Luna County

Deming, 3/15/2024 – WNM Communications has big plans for a build that will bring fiber connectivity to businesses and residences in Southern Luna County.  The build, funded by a USDA Reconnect Grant that was awarded in 2022, will serve approximately 680 locations with fiber to the home, allowing for speeds of a Gig or more.  The build is currently awaiting environmental clearance and is expected to be turned up within a five-year period once final approval is attained and construction can begin.

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WNM Communications Announces Scholarship Recipients for 2023, Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders in Southwest New Mexico.

WNM Communications is pleased to announce the recipients of its scholarship program for the year of 2023.  This annual initiative reflects WNM Communications’ commitment to supporting and fostering educational opportunities for young minds, empowering them to achieve their academic and career aspirations.

This year, a group of ten talented students from various backgrounds and disciplines have been selected as the scholarship recipients.  There are currently ten high schools in WNM Communications serving area, each of the recipients represents their respective school and community.  WNM Communications would like to congratulate the following scholarship recipients:  Coy Judd of Cliff High School, Amy Arambula of Lordsburg High School, Ryan Frasier of Aldo Leopold High School, Shawn Galloway of Deming High School, Whitney Cuellar of Cobre High School, Shaylee Padilla of Reserve High School, Joshua Rey Baca of Magdalena High School, Joshua Villegas of Silver High School, Chloe Bright of Quemado High School and McKenzie Mexicano of Alamo High School.

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CONGRATULATIONS Jack & Helen Keen!  

Thirty-thousand dollars will be donated to the Silver City Gospel Mission to honor WNM Communications’ Jack and Helen Keen who have announced their retirement

Silver City, NM, 11/30/22 – WNM Communications has announced that their current CEO, Jack Keen and VP of Human Resources, Helen Keen will be retiring at the end of 2022.

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WNM Communications’ Daniel Meszler named to the NM Fiber Network Leadership Team.

Silver City, NM, 9/13/22 – WNM Communications, Southwest New Mexico’s hometown communications and broadband company, is excited to announce that their General Manager, Daniel Meszler, has been appointed as Secretary of the NM Fiber Network Leadership Team. This comes as the state-wide fiber network looks to make great strides in implementing fiber projects and recognizes that coordination between New Mexico companies, leaders and organizations is crucial for success.

WNM Communications is one of the eleven founding owner-members of the New Mexico Fiber Network.  The network is stacked with both resources and experience, totaling over 700 employees and an average of 60 years of experience across the member organizations.

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WNM Communications provides fiber connectivity for local school districts through the Southwest Consortium which benefits Cobre, Lordsburg and Silver Consolidated Schools.

Silver City, NM, 1/6/22 – WNM Communications, Southwest New Mexico’s hometown communications and broadband company, has played an integral part in connecting local school districts through efforts organized by the Southwest Consortium. The consortium’s RFP was developed cooperatively with the New Mexico Public Finance Authority (NMPSFA) and participating school districts which included Cobre Schools, Deming Schools, Hatch Schools (Hatch – Garfield Elementary and T or C – Arrey Elementary), Las Cruces Schools, Lordsburg Schools and Silver Schools. The project has allowed for fiber optic connectivity that will be consolidated in Silver City for aggregated Internet access. This build gives each location gigabit capability and will be capable of supporting 10 Gigabit of bandwidth at each location.

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