SANTA FE — The newly established Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE) and Connect New Mexico Council (CNMC) will meet for the first time Friday, January 14, 2022 starting at 4:00pm MST.

The CNMC and OBAE plan for an official introduction of members, which includes, Jeremy Lovato, Juan Torres, Eli Guinnee, Raja Sambandam, Joseph Navarreté, Bogi Malecki, Martica Casias, Luis Reyes, Launa B. Waller, Katherine Crociata, Steve L. Grey, Jim R. Ruybal, Christopher Becenti, Godfrey Enjady, Kimball Sekaquaptewa. Full list of names and titles can be found here.

The CNMC and OBAE will discuss the future of the office, grant programs and federal funding opportunities. 

Those who wish to attend the virtual meeting Friday, January 14, 2022, starting at 4:00pm MST are asked to register for the WebEx. Click Here to register.

There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the meeting. Media, please note time will be made available to you following this meeting. If you have questions during the event, please reach out to Renee Narvaiz at

In April of 2021, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation establishing the OBAE to centralize and coordinate broadband activities across state government agencies, local governmental bodies, tribal governmental organizations, and internet service providers. In addition, the Connect NM Council was established to oversee $130 million in the Connect New Mexico Fund for broadband grants and infrastructure appropriations made during the 2021 legislative session.

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