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Luis Reyes of Kit Carson
January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm| FREE
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Join the conversation about what you would you like Kit Carson to do for businesses and Economic development in our region.
Learn . . .
• How Kit Carson supports small businesses
• What Kit Carson is doing to enhance quality of life and cost of living in our region
Mr. Luis Reyes has been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Kit Carson Electric since 1993. Reyes began working with Kit Carson Electric in 1984 as a System Engineer.
He serves as Chairman and Director of National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative as well as Vice Chairman of National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. He also serves on the boards of the Kit Carson Museum, the Taos Business Alliance, Citizens of Economic Diversity, and Leadership New Mexico.
Kit Carson was awarded a $45 million grant and an accompanying $19 million loan from the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) stimulus funding. The project is expected to span about 3,000 square miles of New Mexico and will include smart grid technology in addition to high speed broadband to rural communities. Kit Carson “fiber-to-home” project will allow greater bandwidth, providing the quality necessary for applications such as telemedicine, teleconferencing and video sharing for education, business and entertainment. Once completed, the co-op’s project will make broadband service available to 29 communities, reaching about 20,500 households, 3,600 businesses and 183 community institutions, including hospitals, schools and other government facilities. Two Native American pueblos will also receive broadband service once the project is complete.