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Where less internet connectivity is more

Two New Mexico communities are embracing faster internet but rejecting better cellphone reception
A view of the main street through Hillsboro, N.M., Highway 152, from the General Store Cafe.
A view of Hillsboro from an old playground above the community center, which used to be a school.
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A community message board near the post office in Hillsboro.
Barb Payla of Minnesota samples wine at the Black Range Vineyards tasting room in Hillsboro with her husband George in March. At left is Nicki O’Dell, the winery’s owner.
Heath Haussamen/NMPolitics.net

Catherine Wanek, the owner of the Black Range Lodge, wants faster internet in Kingston, which not all residents support.
The cemetery on a hill just south of Hillsboro is the best spot in town to get cell phone reception. Residents sometimes drive there to make calls.

Where less internet connectivity is more

A view of the main street through Hillsboro, N.M., Highway 152, from the General Store Cafe.
A view of Hillsboro from an old playground above the community center, which used to be a school.
Heath Haussamen/NMPolitics.net

A community message board near the post office in Hillsboro.
Barb Payla of Minnesota samples wine at the Black Range Vineyards tasting room in Hillsboro with her husband George in March. At left is Nicki O’Dell, the winery’s owner.
Heath Haussamen/NMPolitics.net

Catherine Wanek, the owner of the Black Range Lodge, wants faster internet in Kingston, which not all residents support.
The cemetery on a hill just south of Hillsboro is the best spot in town to get cell phone reception. Residents sometimes drive there to make calls.
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