New Mexico FTTH project partners announced

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has announced several partnerships for its planned fiber to the home (FTTH) rollout in Northern New Mexico. The partners include Pulse Broadband, WESCO, Atlantic Engineering, and TCS Communications.

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has announced several partnerships for its planned fiber to the home (FTTH) rollout in Northern New Mexico. The partners include Pulse Broadband, WESCO, Atlantic Engineering, and TCS Communications.

Pulse Broadband will act as project manager and project engineer, while will handle WESCO material management and procurement. Atlantic Engineering and TCS Communications will be responsible for construction and deployment services, pending negotiations.

The electric co-op received $63.8 million in grants and loans for the project as part of the broadband stimulus program. Kit Carson’s service area covers more than 29,000 homes and businesses in Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba counties in New Mexico. The co-op expects to create 200 to 300 jobs as part of the project.

“This is an exciting time for our community” said Kit Carson CEO Luis Reyes. “This new network will transform our area and the contractors we have selected will allow us to maximize the use of local workers and subcontractors. We are not only adding the skills of experienced network designers and builders like Pulse Broadband, but we are showing a commitment to bring local jobs, education, and training into our communities.”

Preliminary work on the nearly 3,000 mile network has already started.

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