Senate Bill (SB) 159 was passed into law in March 2014 with an emergency clause due to the need for assistance with broadband in K-12 public schools located throughout the State of New Mexico, especially in rural areas. SB159 was sponsored by Senator Jacob Candelaria and co-sponsored by Representative Mimi Stewart. The bill allows the Public School Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) to expend up to $10 million annually for the next five fiscal years (FY15 - FY19), to correct deficiencies in broadband infrastructure affecting public schools statewide.

New Mexico Senate Bill 159


SECTION 4. A new section of the Public School Capital Outlay Act is enacted to read:



A. No later than September 1, 2014, the council, with the advice of the public education department and the department of information technology, shall define and develop:

(1) minimum adequacy standards for an education technology infrastructure deficiency corrections initiative to identify and determine reasonable costs for correcting education technology infrastructure deficiencies in or affecting school districts;

(2) a methodology for prioritizing projects to correct education technology infrastructure deficiencies in or affecting school districts; and

(3) a methodology for determining a school district's share of the project costs.


B. The council may approve allocations from the fund pursuant to Subsection M of Section 22-24-4 NMSA 1978 and this section for projects in or affecting a school district committing to pay its share of the project costs. The council may adjust the school district's share of the project costs in accordance with Paragraph (9) of Subsection B of Section 22-24-5 NMSA 1978 or the methodology for determining the school district's share of the project costs."


SECTION 5. EMERGENCY.--It is necessary for the public peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately.

The State of New Mexico’s Public Education Department (PED) and Department of Information Technology (DoIT) serve as advisors to the BDCP that is managed by the Public School Facilities Authority (PSFA) with Public School Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) oversight.


The PSFA values the many Service Providers, State Agencies, and other organizations that have supported the development of this important program.

The BDCP Internet speed standard is a minimum of 100 kbps (kilobits per second) per student and staff with the goal of 1,000 kbps per student and staff by 2018. These specifications match the standards currently set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).

Please email general questions/comments to:

PSFA Albuquerque
1312 Basehart Rd. SE.
Suite #200
Abq, NM 87106-4365
Telephone: (505) 843-6272
Facsimile: (505) 843-9681

PSFA Broadband Contacts

Bryan King, Chief Information Officer -
Ovidiu Viorica, Broadband Program Manager -
Richard Govea, Broadband Project Manager -
Ruth Bingham, Broadband Administrative Assistant -

Governor's Broadband Initiative Website

2017 ISP Monthly Cost Map

2016 ISP Monthly Cost Map

NM Public Education Department (PED)

PED Mini-Quote System

PED Mini-Quote Login

PED Mini-Quote Training

Upcoming Events:

E-Rate Training for New Mexico Applicants

In support of the Governor’s Broadband for Education (BB4E) initiative and the Broadband Deficiencies Correction Program (BDCP) the State is providing E-Rate training throughout New Mexico. E-Rate Central has been contracted by the State to facilitate workshops for applicants and service providers. The list of locations is below.
Thursday, November 30
Taos Municipal School District, Taos, New Mexico

Click to register - Taos

Friday, December 1
Farmington Municipal School District, Farmington, New Mexico

Click to register - Farmington

Monday, December 4
Albuquerque Rotunda

Click to register - Albuquerque

Tuesday, December 5
Albuquerque Rotunda- Break out session for libraries and charters

Click to register - library and charters Break-out Session

Wednesday, December 6
Carlsbad Municipal School District, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Click to register - Carlsbad

Friday, December 8
Deming Public School District, Deming, New Mexico

Click to register - Deming

Email if you have any difficulty registering for any of the training dates.

PSCOC Approved Projects

Broadband Project Status Report


Broadband Services - Contract Documents

Category 1 Flowchart

Category 2 Required Documents

Category 2 Flowchart

Information and Application Letter for Category 2 Funding

BDCP Category 2 FAQ

Category 2 Cost Estimating Tool

2017-2018 State and Local Match Percentages

BDCP Application for Category 1 Fiber

2016-2017 New Mexico K-12 Connectivity Initiative FAQ

NM Broadband Upgrade Checklist - 08.08.16

BDCP Federal Grant Information

Procurement - Statement of Compliance

BDCP Fiber RFP & Agreement Templates

PSFA Form# Con1-2016 (Version 1.0) DEFINITION OF TERMINOLOGY

Cost Response Form

Category 1 WAN SOW Template

Fiber E-rate RFP Template

School Connectivity Fiber E-Rate Agreement

NM Legislative Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee:
BDCP Status Update: Science and Telcomm
BDCP Map Estimated Connection Speed/Cost Progress After Fiber Projects

Presentations and Handouts:
BDCP School Advisory Meeting Presentation - 6.13.17
NM PED BB4E Presentation - 8.10.16
ESH Upgrading K-12 Networks for Digital Learning Presentation - 8.8.16
PSCOOTF Meeting 10.20.15 Handout - CTC Strategic Findings & Recommendations Summary