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.
2021 Broadband Conference
Share stories. Forge solutions for your community. Oct 12-14
Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Community Broadband Resources: Accelerate!
Broadband Discussion Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
OPPORTUNITY: MuniNetworks is hiring GIS and Data Visualization Researcher
From the Institute for Local Self Reliance… ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks program seeks a GIS and Data Visualization Specialist. We are looking for candidates that have a passion for using their skills as part of a team focused on justice and … Continue reading
People are ready for Starlink to be great but they don’t really know
PCMag interviewed 1,041 adults about Starlink and found that people liked more than they knew… Regardless, among the survey respondents who said they were familiar with Starlink, the obsession remains. When we asked that group whether they’d switch to the … Continue reading
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