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.
Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.
Annual Broadband Conference
We invite you to join us this fall for a next generation broadband-enabled, broadband-focused conference.
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
BBC Member Page
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
2019 Awards: Broadband
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
MN Farmers Union thanks policymakers – for broadband support and more
Ag Week reports… Minnesota Farmers Union delegates passed special orders on pertinent issues this year at the convention as well as recognizing U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and State Rep. Jeanne Poppe. More info… “Chair Peterson and Chair Poppe have been … Continue reading
Senator Klobuchar talks to Breckenridge and other mayors about hot topics – like broadband
Whapeton Daily News reports… U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-Minn.) hosted a conference call with Mayor Russ Wilson, Breckenridge, Minnesota, and three other Minnesota mayors about the economic impact COVID-19 is having on the towns, as well as their short-term and … Continue reading
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