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Broadband Adoption and Use

We believe encouraging more, and more sophisticated use of high-speed Internet is critical for increasing the vitality of Minnesota's rural communities.

Through our Broadband Initiative, we partner with others to work towards achieving a Broadband Vision for Minnesota.

This is important work. Broadband is revolutionizing  business, government, education, work and lifestyles. By opening markets, it creates new jobs and gives new focus and hope to communities in transition. By making possible the export of services and skills, broadband puts workers into wage and skill competition with people around the globe. Absent adequate broadband access and technologically literate populations, rural communities will be unable to take advantage of the extraordinary benefits that ultra high-speed, next-generation broadband can provide.

Learn About Our Broadband Programs

Get information about Blandin Community Broadband Program grants, programs, and learning opportunities.

Broadband Grants & Programs

Research and Reports

Broadband Conferences

Tools and Resources

Community stories

Contact Us

Your feedback strengthens our broadband programs. Contact us to share your thoughts. You may also subscribe to our mailing list, or contact the following Broadband team members.


Bernadine Joselyn

Director of Public Policy and Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8728

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Mary Magnuson

Community Broadband Program - Public Policy & Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8738

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