Grant to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas

Freedom Newspapers

Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office.

The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso and Tucumcari for KENW-TV which provides local news, educational programming and other services through its student broadcast center.

The grant was awarded through the USDA’s Public Television Digital Transition Grant program.