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Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.

Broadband connects rural communities to the world and is essential infrastructure for the future. Rural people and places need high-speed Internet, and the skills to use it, to create new jobs, access modern education and healthcare services, and stay connected to others.

Since 2003, the Blandin Community Broadband Program (BCBP) has worked with rural communities across Minnesota to improve broadband access, adoption and use. Guided by the 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,” the BCBP program engaged leaders at local, state and federal levels to ignite and sustain policies that support rural access to robust broadband.


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Intensive, two-year partnerships with Blandin Foundation to advance local broadband initiatives.
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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

EVENT Feb 1: Broadband Budget at MN Senate Committee Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee

Jan 31

Happening tomorrow… Feb 1 at 3pm Chair: Senator Aric Putnam Location: 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg. If you wish to testify on SF 548, please email the Committee Administrator, Hunter Pederson, at by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday 01/31. Please include your name/the … Continue reading

EVENT Jan 31: MN Broadband Task Force

Jan 30

Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 242 404 479 485 Passcode: uwn3VA Video Conference ID: 116 345 427 6 10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. … Continue reading

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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.

Mary Magnuson

Mary Magnuson

Grants Program Officer - Rural Placemaking

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