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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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Conference Update

Better with Broadband: Reflect. Recharge. Inspire., Blandin Foundation’s annual broadband conference, has been canceled. All registrations will be fully refunded.

Visit www.blandinonbroadband.org to stay on top of emerging broadband news and funding updates. Thank you for your continued commitment to expanding access and use of broadband in rural Minnesota.

 

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Intensive, two-year partnerships with Blandin Foundation to advance local broadband initiatives.
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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

LTD Broadband responds to ILSR’s participation in PUC case

Sep 25

This is an ongoing saga that many of us are watching closely and some might want a little recap… The Minnesota PUC decided to continue to move forward looking at revoking LTD Broadband’s ETC designation. (Background: LTD was awarded an opportunity … Continue reading

Mediacom brings fiber to Wykoff MN (Fillmore County)

Sep 25

KIMT TV reports… Mediacom Communications says it has finished its expansion of a “company completed its expansion of a state-of-the-art fiber communications network” in Wykoff. The company says this makes Wykoff one of nearly 200 Gigabit broadband communities Mediacom serves … Continue reading

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Your feedback strengthens our broadband programs. Contact us to share your thoughts. You may also subscribe to our mailing list, or contact the following Broadband team members.

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Mary Magnuson

Community Broadband Program - Public Policy & Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8738

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