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Broadband

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.

 

Learn More About Broadband

Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.

Learn About Broadband

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Community Broadband Resources: Accelerate!

A four-month process to spur community acquisition and deployment of federal and state broadband funds
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Broadband Discussion Series

Links to upcoming Broadband Lunch Bunch discussion sessions and archived sessions where MN and national broadband leaders share insights and tips to transform communities.
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Blandin Broadband Communities Program

Intensive, two-year partnerships with Blandin Foundation to advance local broadband initiatives.
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Community Broadband Resources Program

Technical assistance and general support as your community explores its next steps in high-speed internet services.
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Arrowhead Intelligent Region

A partnership to deliver on a broadband-fueled economy in NE Minnesota

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Rep Stauber votes against infrastructure bill that includes money for broadband

Dec 03

Duluth News Tribune posts a letter from a reader concerned about Rep Stauber’s vote on the infrastructure bill… Minnesota 8th Congressional District Rep. Pete Stauber voted against the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on … Continue reading

EVENT Dec 13: New Federal Investments in Digital Equity: What Skills Advocates Need to Know

Dec 02

It’s a quick but helpful webinar federal funding for digital equity… New Federal Investments in Digital Equity: What Skills Advocates Need to Know Monday, December 13, 2021 4:00-4:30 Eastern Time Over the past 18 months, National Skills Coalition members have … 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.

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Bernadine Joselyn

Director of Public Policy and Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8728

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Mary Magnuson

Community Broadband Program - Public Policy & Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8738

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