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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Blandin Broadband Communities Program
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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Industry response to FCC talking about raising broadband speeds and looking at affordability
The FCC is planning to measure broadband affordability. Ars Technica reports on the cable industry’s lobby group response… The US broadband industry is protesting a Federal Communications Commission plan to measure the affordability of Internet service. The FCC has been … Continue reading
Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation funds broadband in Clinton Township (St Louis County)
The IRRR email newsletter reports… Broadband Infrastructure Grant: $1,312,093 Agency Investment $1,312,093 | Total Investment $5,248,373 CTC Communications – Clinton Township: $1,312,093 to expand fiber optic to connect up to 482 unserved and underserved households in Clinton Township and adjacent … Continue reading
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