Media Advisory: Senator Michael Padilla Hosts Enchanted Circle Telecommunications and Broadband Diversity Route Town Hall

***Media Advisory***

 

Contact: Isaac Padilla
Office: 505/986.4819
Mobile: 505/264.6512
Isaac.Padilla@nmlegis.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Michael Padilla Hosts Enchanted Circle Telecommunications and Broadband Diversity Route Town Hall

(Taos, NM) – Senator Majority Whip Michael Padilla (D-14-Bernalillo) will host a town hall to discuss the diversity route for the Enchanted Circle area. The diversity route will provide redundancy needed for the entire Enchanted Circle. If there is an unfortunate cut in a fiber line or technical problems, the area will now still have broadband service. The project was completed through a partnership between CenturyLink and Kit Carson Electric.

WHAT:             Telecommunications and Broadband Diversity Route Town Hall

WHEN:             Thursday, October 27 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

WHERE:           Taos City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Civic Plaza, Taos, NM

WHO:              Chairman of the Interim Science, Technology, and Telecommunications Committee of the New Mexico Legislature Michael Padilla

“The partnership between CenturyLink and Kit Carson to complete the telecommunications and broadband diversity route through the entire Enchanted Circle Region will ensure uninterrupted service to some of the most rural parts of New Mexico and is a great example for other regions of our state,” said Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla.  “This diversity route will help with economic development initiatives in the area, improved access to emergency health care services, and improve educational opportunities for the region.”

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