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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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Frontier plans to extend its fiber network but not everywhere
Telecompetitor shares good news for some and bad news for others with a recent update on Frontier. The good news, they are upgrading some areas… Frontier built to 1.2 million locations in 2022 and was originally targeting 1.6 million locations … Continue reading
EVENT Mar 29: MN Senate to debate Omnibus that includes broadband funding
At this time of year, meetings are always subject to change but here’s what I have seen: SF1955 – Omnibus agriculture and broadband appropriations – was heard yesterday and will be debated Wednesday at 3pm The meeting in hybrid, so … Continue reading
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