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
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
FTTH networks in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Eagan, Savage, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount and Shakopee
Telecompetitor reports… At a time when broadband connectivity has never been more in demand or more critical to our daily lives, Gigapower is expanding its state-of-the-art fiber network to Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Eagan, Savage, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount … Continue reading
EVENT Mar 6: MN House Sustainable Infrastructure Policy on Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure
On March 6, the MN House Sustainable Infrastructure Policy will meet on Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure. Details from MN House Sustainable Infrastructure Policy Wednesday, March 6, 2024 , 8:30 AM Sustainable Infrastructure Policy Chair: Rep. Erin Koegel Location: State Office Building … Continue reading
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