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.
Research and Reports
Impact of CAF II-funded Networks
Report of Lessons From Two Rural Minnesota Exchanges Left Underserved
Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities
Research, tools and commentary on our federally funded, groundbreaking collaborative spanning 30 Minnesota communities from 2010 to 2013.
Tools and Resources
Broadband Discussion Series
Links to upcoming Broadband Lunch Bunch discussion sessions and archived sessions where MN and national broadband leaders share insights and tips to transform communities.
Community Broadband Gear
Online resources you can use to bring the power of broadband to your community