Flashing back to 2010 and wondering about outcomes for the Fast Forward New Mexico grant. PSA helped facilitate the stimulus grant to improve broadband access in underserved areas as well creating content at community centers, such as libraries.
Beginning in the summer of 2010, Fast Forward New Mexico (FFNM), a three-year, grant-funded program, partnered with 16 of New Mexico’s public and tribal libraries to bring free Internet training, information, and awareness to the state’s residents.
The mission of Fast Forward New Mexico is to increase statewide broadband adoption and promote computer literacy and Internet use in rural, Hispanic, and Native American populations in order to better prepare the state’s citizens to participate in economic development and educational opportunities. The initiative will also reach out to small businesses and entrepreneurs.