Old satellites recycled as Route 66 Native art


Last updated 11/24/2018 at 4:46pm

Sacred Winds Communications

Connect 66 Internet and Sacred Wind Communications decided to save landfills the problem of dealing with old satellite dishes and instead, turned them into pieces of art.

GRANTS, N.M.-If you're driving along historic Route 66, keep an eye open for one of the country's largest tributes to Native American culture.

When Connect 66 Internet, a New Mexico broadband company affiliated with Sacred Wind Communications, ended up with a bunch of satellite dishes they didn't need, they decided to recycle them to look like giant Native baskets. So the eight-foot dishes were wrapped with copies of Native basket paintings and placed along Route 66 in Grants, New Mexico.

"This is the first time that I know about that someone has taken an actual satellite dish and a Native bas...

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