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AT&T New Mexico News

May 09, 2018

2018 is a big year for AT&T New Mexico and our customers

Posted by Terri Nikole Baca

Agencies across the state are signing up to improve their communications through FirstNet built by AT&T. As we continue to invest in the FirstNet platform, we are also preparing to invest in small cell wireless technology designed to improve the experiences of our customers. It’s all part of our commitment to give New Mexicans the network they want and need.

Thank you,

Terri Nikole Baca
External Affairs Director — AT&T New Mexico

New AT&T Built Public Safety Network Put to the Test'


Public safety agencies across New Mexico are beginning to connect to the country’s first communications platform dedicated to first responders. FirstNet built by AT&T, provides public safety clients a much-needed technology upgrade and was designed specifically to meet their particular needs, especially during times of emergency.

Earlier this spring, AT&T provided communications assistance during the state’s first wildfire of the year. As the 28,000 acre Stateline fire quickly spread, AT&T’s FirstNet team worked closely with Union County to ensure their communications needs were met, even bringing in additional equipment and resources.

AT&T stands ready to assist public safety agencies across New Mexico interested in taking their communications to the next level with FirstNet.

Meeting New Mexico’s Needs Today, Building for the Future

Small Cells

We want to thank the New Mexico Legislature for voting to remove barriers that have made it difficult for AT&T and other providers to invest in the latest wireless technology in our communities. Legislation sponsored by Representatives Debbie Rodella and Jim Smith and Senators Jacob Candelaria and Candace Gould streamlines the process for deploying small cells statewide. Small cells are a small, flexible network technology that can be placed on existing infrastructure to boost network capacity in congested areas. That means improved call quality and faster download speeds for wireless users in a small cell’s coverage area. The legislation passed by an overwhelming margin, and Gov. Susana Martinez signed it into law on Feb. 28.

Funding Education and Veteran Initiatives


This is our community, and we’re always looking for ways to give back. We’re proud of two recent funding announcements for two local organizations that are making a big difference in New Mexico. The United Way of Central New Mexico’s Mission: Graduate program recently won a GradNation Acceleration Grant funded by AT&T. The $100,000 grant will help Mission: Graduate toward its goal of raising graduation rates in our state.

As part of our Thank Our Heroes campaign, AT&T presented $30,000 to the Albuquerque based Desert Forge Foundation. Desert Forge works to help restore the emotional, mental and physical health of returning veterans through meaningful job training, employment and the arts. Desert Forge is using the money to assist with its Warrior Farmers project, which trains veterans to farm and take their products to market.

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November 01, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by Jerry Fuentes & Terri Nikole Baca
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September 06, 2017

New school year, new store

Posted by Jerry Fuentes & Terri Nikole Baca
Dear Customers and Colleagues,We want to wish all students, from kindergarteners to seniors in college, the best of luck with their studies as the new school year begins. This time of the year is...
September 05, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Posted by AT&T New Mexico Team
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we continue to see the extensive damage caused by heavy rainfall and widespread flooding as the storm now moves.Local communities have persevered through this...
September 04, 2017

Start the School Year Strong with the Khan Academy LearnStorm Challenge

Posted by AT&T New Mexico Team
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September 03, 2017

Small Cells: Preparing the future for wireless

Posted by AT&T New Mexico
From January 2007 through December 2016, AT&T experienced a 250,000% increase in data usage on our network. And, as streaming video continues to become more prominent and new apps and services...
August 21, 2017

We’re working on safety – on our roads and for our schools, first responders

Posted by Jerry Fuentes & Terri Nikole Baca
Dear Friends, August is a big month for AT&T New Mexico. It started with the announcement that the State of New Mexico has given the green light for AT&T and FirstNet to build a...
August 21, 2017

New Mexico opts in to public safety network, FirstNet

Posted by AT&T New Mexico Team
AT&T is honored to be working with the State of New Mexico to transform public safety communications in our state. Earlier this month, Gov. Susana Martinez announced her decision to accept...