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
Senators ask FCC to restore Net Neutrality
The Benton Institute for Broadband and Society report… Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) led 25 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expeditiously reclassify broadband as a telecommunications … Continue reading
OPPORTUNITY: Two open seats on MN Broadband Task Force
According to the Secretary of State’s website, there are two open seats on the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. Here are more details… Membership The Task Force consists of fifteen members who are appointed by the Governor and have experience … Continue reading
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