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.
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Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Broadband Discussion Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Broadband Innovation Grants
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide across the Country
The NTIA unveils a cool new tool. I’ve showing a screenshot of MN, focusing in on Itasca County… Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new publicly available digital map that displays key indicators of … Continue reading
MN Legislature is still talking about omnibus bills
In the spirit of honesty, I’m traveling so I’m not sure that this is the latest news but here’s what Pioneer Press is reported yesterday… The Minnesota Legislature on Friday neared the close of the first week of a special … Continue reading
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