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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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Blandin Broadband Communities Program

Intensive, two-year partnerships with Blandin Foundation to advance local broadband initiatives.
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Arrowhead Intelligent Region

A partnership to deliver on a broadband-fueled economy in NE Minnesota

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

EVENT April 16: How to Build a Public Broadband Network

Apr 11

From the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society... Webinar Series: How to Build a Public Broadband Network RSVP Here Please join us on Tuesday April 16th, Noon ET, for the first webinar in a series about building public broadband networks. … Continue reading

MN Broadband Task Force April 2024: BEAD, tribal connectivity

Apr 11

The MN Broadband Task Force met at Black Bear Casino (near Fond du Lac reservation) and online today. There was a lot of talk about federal and state funding and where the Office of Broadband is in process of each. … 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.

Mary Magnuson

Mary Magnuson

Grants Program Officer - Rural Placemaking

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Direct: 218-326-8738

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