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    DAVID LAFURIA’S PRESENTATION TO THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE ON THE NEED FOR MOBILE BROADBAND INVESTMENT IN RURAL AREAS

    On November 14, 2016, David LaFuria appeared before the Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee of the New Mexico Legislature, to discuss the wireless industry. Mr. LaFuria urged legislators to repurpose the state’s $24 million dollar rural universal service fund, currently used for fixed voice communications, to broadband. Mr. LaFuria provided evidence that there remain substantial areas within the state that require additional mobile broadband deployment, and described the public safety, health care, and economic benefits of mobile broadband in rural areas. A copy of Mr. LaFuria’s presentation is here.

     

    LNGS Contact: David LaFuria