In the 2023 Strategic Leadership Plan adopted by the County Council, it was identified that community broadband is a priority to improve economic vitality of the county.
Headed by Community Broadband Manager Jerry Smith, Los Alamos County is tasked to provide community broadband as a basic essential service that will enable reliable high-speed internet services throughout the county at competitive pricing.
Bookmark this page to stay up to date on the efforts Los Alamos County is making to improve internet connectivity. Together with staff, council, and community input, steps are being taken to provide better broadband options for you.
Los Alamos County held a Community Broadband Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the White Rock Fire Station 3. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
Vocabulary we often use to talk about broadband includes "last mile" and "middle mile." Last mile simply refers to the internet cables (copper, coax cable, or fiber optic) coming from the street into your home. Middle mile, for Los Alamos, refers to the internet feed coming into the County from the outside. Progress is slow, but daily work on these two items is resulting in steady movement forward. Funding opportunities don't always pan out and take a while to move through their own due process. At some point in the future, the county will have made some decisions related to options on how to proceed with broadband related projects. Once those decisions have been made, project plans will be communicated here, so everyone can follow the timeline progress.