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 (2003-2023), we partnered 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 the Blandin Community Broadband Program.
Research and Reports
Impact of CAF II-funded Networks
Report of Lessons From Two Rural Minnesota Exchanges Left Underserved