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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Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Worldwide boys are 1.5 times likely to own a cell phone. Why?
Girl Effect released a recent report (Real Girls, Real Lives, Connected: A global study of girls’ access and usage of mobile internet) that looks at gender discrepancies in cell phone access and use. Research included 3000 surveys of both girls … Continue reading
Sen Klobuchar urges AI regulations for elections – another answer is information literacy
MinnPost reports… On Wednesday, Klobuchar, the chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee, held a hearing to determine what Congress can do to prevent artificial intelligence from undermining elections and attacking a democratic process, especially as the contest for the next … Continue reading
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