About us

About Us


NMSurf provides the highest quality of service possible to every customer at every location with top-notch customer service.

About Us

NMSurf or New Mexico Surf is primarily a Wireless Internet Service Provider, also known as a WISP. We provide Fixed Wireless Broadband Internet Service to New Mexicans in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Española, and the surrounding rural communities. NMSurf was the first company in Santa Fe to utilize fixed wireless broadband technology. Since then, We have created an expansive network coverage area. NMSurf is a member of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association or WISPA. Through WISPA, we stay up to date on all the current Wireless Internet industry news and trends.

NMSurf provides a real-life solution to the digital divide in New Mexico. We are often the best option for Broadband Internet service for many residents and businesses in the area. NMSurf has been a local leader in the wireless internet industry since 2005. We have built a robust and reliable wireless network and provide affordable, high-quality service with minimal drop-offs. Now in 2019, we will be providing Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) also known as Fiber to the Home (FTTH) in select neighborhoods in Santa Fe. Fiber is the fastest and most reliable way to connect to the internet and is said to be “future proof” or the last internet connection you will ever need. Unfortunately, Fiber is very expensive and requires vast amounts of support to upkeep.  In rural areas where there is less density, a hybrid of fiber and fixed wireless is much more economical and now that fixed wireless can achieve fiber like speeds and latency, this is where the future lies.  In Some cases and with consumer demand for quality multimedia services increasing every year, network operators have begun to deploy fiber networks that go all the way to the premises in order to dramatically increase the bandwidth they can provide the end subscriber. 


Our History

NMSurf started as CNSP, or Computer Network Service Professionals INC, in 1997 by Albert Catanach, a retired military officer holding the title Chief Warrant Officer 3 from the New Mexico National Guard at his retirement.  Mr. Catanach holds over thirty years of experience in Internet networking and engineering from his career in the Military as a Network Engineer. In 2000, Mr. Catanach was recognized by Federal Computer Week Magazine as one of the top 100 employees of the federal government for creating a statewide broadband-based fiber and wireless network for the New Mexico National Guard. Mr. Catanach’s design was then utilized in all 50 states and territories as a model for implementing statewide networks at other National Guard bases around the country.

NMSurf, Inc. has evolved throughout the years to keep up with the constantly changing technology. As the need for speed increased and dial-up became obsolete, NMSurf, Inc. then resold wholesale DSL service to its customers. Then, in 2005, NMSurf started providing terrestrial fixed wireless. At the time, fixed wireless was still a new technology and there was less spectrum available. Since 2010, the technology has improved tremendously and is now competitive with fiber based broadband service, and in many cases especially in New Mexico, even better than DSL or Cable. Fixed wireless is one of the best options for Broadband Internet Service on the market, with the wireless equipment now capable of supporting Gigabit speeds. Now in 2019, many internet service providers and network engineers are creating hybrid fixed wireless and fiber networks.  Fiber is currently the most reliable and fastest way to connect to the internet; however, it is very expensive and has many failure points. Since wireless equipment now allows Gigabit speeds with low latency, it is almost like broadcasting fiber directly through the airwaves without the many failure points that fiber encounters. In high density areas,  we will be providing Fiber directly to the premise also known as FTTP, or Fiber to the Premise, in select areas of Santa Fe. Cut the cord and call NMSurf today!