Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.
Broadband has revolutionized business, government, education, work and lifestyles. Without robust broadband access and fully technologically literate populations, rural communities will be unable to take advantage of the extraordinary benefits that ultra high-speed, next-generation Internet can provide.
Since 2003, the Blandin Community Broadband Program has engaged at local, state and federal levels to ignite and sustain policies that support rural access to robust broadband. Guiding this work is a strategy board of public and private leaders to guide the initiative, and a vision:
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.
Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.
Minnesota Broadband County Profiles
Our annual rundown of broadband action across the state — updated for 2020
Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Broadband Webinar Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
MN Rural Broadband Coalition Update: February Budget Forecast and More
From the MN Rural Broadband Coalition… State Projects $1.6 Billion Surplus Saint Paul, Minn.—Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) predicted the state will have a $1.6 billion surplus in 2022-2023. The state agency said, “Minnesota’s budget outlook is significantly better for … Continue reading
Minnesota projected budget surplus grows slightly to $1.5B
Minnesota Public Radio reports… The state of Minnesota is expected to have a budget surplus of $1.513 billion over the next two years, the state’s budget office predicted Thursday. This is an increase from the $1.3 billion surplus that was predicted … Continue reading
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