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Albuquerque GigaPoP

MSC02 1520
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

How To Connect

To request service, please contact IT Customer Support Services at (505) 277-5757, or you may enter it at https://help.unm.edu if you have a UNM NetID. Please give the Support Representative your Business name, address, and a contact person with phone number and email address. If you need immediate assistance for outages, please call (505) 277-5757 or email backbone-l@unm.edu with the above information. An ABQG Engineer will contact you after receipt. 

Network Services

These Ethernet connection options are available at most ABQG nodes:

  • 100 Gigabit
  • 10 Gigabit
  • 1 Gigabit
  • Fast Ethernet

The ABQG facilities are housed in secure, non-public, environmentally-controlled facilities with state-of-the-art cable management systems, HVAC, fire suppression systems, access control, and battery power backups.


ABQG is a cost-effective way for connecting to many international research and education networks.

Contact backbone-l@unm.edu or call (505) 277-5757 and direct to ABQG Data Networks for a cost estimate or to discuss options for your organization.

Fees are billed on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, pending negotiation.

Flexibility with Diverse Opportunities

All ABQG partners will automatically peer.

  • ABQG is an ATM-free zone.
  • Any IP traffic accepted.
  • Multicast enabled with PIM-SM snooping.
  • Self-configured peering — peer with who you want.
  • Self-configured peering — you control your BGP peering routes.
  • No AUP
  • Support available 24 hours/365 days

Policies and Requirements

All policies and standards at this are current as within Participant's ABQG Agreement.

To Cross-Connect, contact one of the following entities:

Lumen for Metro Optical Ethernet (MOE) or point-to-point service

Unite Private Network (UPN) or ZAYO Native LAN service or point-to-point service

New Mexico DoIT for RioGrande Fiber service

UNM IT - Infrastructure/Cabling for all UNM affiliated departments

Plateau/ENMR for eastern New Mexico service