Representative Teresa Fernandez Announces More Than $879,000 For REDINet In Espanola Area

REDINet Board Members and Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez gather for an announcement of an appropriation to boost internet strength for Northern New Mexico. as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  Rep. Leger Fernandez received a total of 74 project proposals, although each congressional office was only allowed to include 10 proposals in the initial review for inclusion in the Bill. Nine of the 10 proposals were funded including more than $879,000 for the Española area was over $879,000. Pictured are, from left, Española Mayor Elect John Ramon Vigil, Española City Councilor Denise Benavidez, Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, State Rep.Susan Herrera, Jeremy Yepa, Chairman of the Board, IT Director for Tesuque Pueblo, elected to the Board by Tesuque Tribal Council, member of Santa Clara Pueblo, Jerrold Baca, General Manager and Jerry Smith, Los Alamos County Broadband Manager. Courtesy photo