With fiber optic cable stretching from corner-to-corner and border-to-border, the state of New Mexico and the Metro region offer:
- Very competitive telecommunications rates
- System and path redundancy
- Secure, high-speed data transport
- 100% digitally-switched telecommunications networks
- Multiple DSL and ISP options
The Strategic Telecommunications Alliance Resource Team (START) works closely with the economic development community to provide essential services to relocating and expanding businesses by tracking and documenting the high-tech communications network of Metro New Mexico.
Albuquerque obtains fiber optic from a number of providers across the country. High density business areas such as Downtown, the North I-25 Corridor, and Uptown are served by multiple telecommunications companies that own fiber optic cables, thus lowering connectivity costs. In early 2007, the state entered National LambdaRail, a nationwide fiber optic network that will provide state researchers and businesses with high-speed computer links.
Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC) offer wholesale digital services ranging from DS1 to OC12, as well as dial-up, DSL, and high-speed point-to-point and Internet access:
Peering Points/Telecommunications Hotels:
- 505 Marquette
- Big Byte
- OSO Secure Colocation
- Sandia Science and Technology Park (offers managed point-to-point Internet services and WAN connections)
Long distance carriers with facilities in New Mexico include:
CenturyLink,the regional operating company for the state of New Mexico, connects customers in New Mexico through 77,000 miles of fiber optic cable.
The CenturyLink telephony network:
- Includes high capacity, digital voice, video and data services, such as frame relay, ISDN, ISDN Primary Rate Service, T-1, LAN switching service, ATM switching, Private Line DS1 and DS3, and business Internet access
- Has an integrated hierarchical, self-healing, SONET fiber-optic ring
- Utilizes state-of-the-art Lucent 5ESS telephone switches