Broadband Media Files
Reports, images, video of foundation-related events and projects
Competitive rural economies demand connected rural communities. A key Blandin Foundation initiative is to make sure Minnesota’s rural communities have access to broadband technology needed for improved quality of life and economic competitiveness.
Every person, every community matters. Distance or access should not be a barrier to a self-determined future, to opportunity. It’s not enough to bring fiber or to stimulate use; it’s both.
In November of 2015, Blandin Foundation cohosted a conference with the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development where more than 170 people from across the state worked to create, and by consensus adopt, a new vision for broadband for Minnesota: Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe.
Click here for more about the vision.
Clip: Need for better broadband in rural Minnesota outstrips resources available to provide it
June 3, 2017
Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.
Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities
Research, tools and commentary on our federally funded, groundbreaking collaborative spanning 30 Minnesota communities from 2010 to 2013.